Friday, December 30, 2011

A Vintage Chicken Christmas

My dad has a pretty solid streak at giving us great gifts.  His Christmas gifts are things you don't really ask for and are unexpected gifts you really appreciate.  This year, he evidently found some inspiration from our backyard chickens.  We received a couple of interesting vintage chicken tools that are worth sharing.

First, the egg scale.  This is a neat little piece that Allison received.  No need to worry if you don't feel like getting locked into the Jiffy-Way, the scale also measures in ounces.

The other chicken themed gift is also an antique, one with a connection to the glass capital of Indiana.  I had no idea what it was when I opened it.  Apparently, it's a chicken catcher.  This one was some swag from Shatto's Electric Hatchery, circa whenever it was you could have a telephone number that was 315.  Shatto's Electric Hatchery, by the way, has also now become the name of the pub I will never and have never thought of opening. 

Look at the range!

Yup, 315 was the telephone number

I'm not exactly sure why you advertise a hatchery with the adjective 'electric'

I'm sold

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