Whatsit? Take a Guess!

November 5, 2009

Have you ever found a curious old object in your attic or at a yard sale and thought “What IS it?” We call those “Whatsits.” Here are oldies but goodies from our archives.

Below is this month’s Whatsit—now solved! Great guesses, folks. Best answer goes to reader DDavey.

November Whatsit

Answer: They are swamp shoes for a horse to wear when working on soft ground. These shoes would be put on the hooves and the bolts tightened to keep them on. As these shoes fit only on the hard part of the hoof, they would not cause the horse any pain.

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Outhouse toilet seat covers.

Outhouse toilet seat covers.

Toilet seat covers from

Toilet seat covers from outhouses.

I have to agree with the

I have to agree with the outhouse lid theory...

They look like the tops of

They look like the tops of toilet seats from an outhouse

Toilet lids from outhouses.

Toilet lids from outhouses.

Outhouse seats.

Outhouse seats.

Barn door handles or some

Barn door handles or some kind of step or handle for buck board Wagon.