Guess these Objects…. if you can…

Guess these Objects…. if you can…

Another installment of a fun guessing game. These are various items that existed in the Regency Era that may or may not exist today, or if they do now look quite different. Can you guess what these are?


 

A.  Helpful place to place a bum. This 1815 specimen proves that ingenuity and wisdom, or maybe simple containment needs, were applicable to all citizens.

 


B.  Yep, men were dandies! This ornamental pretty hung at the opposite end of that pretty and functional pocketwatch. What was it called?

 


C.  This essential gentleman’s accoutrement had several names. Can you name THREE?


 

bottle baby

D.  This example is made from horn in three pieces that screwed together. Quite pretty, not that the user would have cared as long as it functioned. Can you guess?

 


 

 

E. Modest for the ladies was a virtue to be sure. Yet, sometimes one wanted a mere hint of modesty with a touch of daring remaining. These were perfect for the task!

ANSWERS
A. highchair for toddlers, dated 1815

B. a fob

C. top hat, beaver, high hat, topper, stove-pipe or chimney hat (if taller and cylindrical – think Abraham Lincoln)

D. a baby bottle (Not what we are used to seeing today.)

E. a chemisette (not to be confused with a fichu, which was a square cloth without a collar or clasp).

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Vee

Wonderful pieces of history. I would love to know what D is 🙂

Lieder Madchen

A) Highchair
B) Fob
C) Top hat, stovepipe hat, high hat, ‘topper’
D) Ear trumpet?
E) Fichu

This is fun. 🙂 How did I do?

Wendy Whitley

A. highchair, B. Fob, C. Stove pipe or top hat, D. Powder horn, E. Fichu

shannon Watts

A. highchair B. sniffer C. top, stove pipe, beaver hat D. horn? E. fichu

Stephanie L

I’m flat out guessing on a couple of these…LOL
A. Baby Highchair
B. Absolutely no idea (although it looks like a weight LOL)
C. Beaver Hat, Top Hat, Stove pipe
D. Is it a magnifier?
E. Fichu

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