Last week's mystery item is a cotton scale donated to the museum by Thomas McBrayer. The weight was used on Mr. McBrayer's grandfather's farm on Cobbham Road around the turn of the century. It was hung in the center of a large, wooden stick (also on display at the museum), cotton was hung on the hooks and the weight was slidden back and forth. Museum Director Jenny Lindsey said when the weight reached a certain point on the rod, then you knew it was the right size bail. See next week's edition of the Mirror for a new mystery item to test your knowledge of history, courtesy of the McDuffie Museum.
Web posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009