This week's Take a Guess is a Scottish bowl that's more than a bowl. Can you guess what it was used for? If so, give us a call at 573-756-8927 or email Editor Kevin Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're right, your name will appear in next week's Farmington Press.
Now, to the weird looking medical instrument in last week's Take a Guess. It's an artificial leech invented in 1840 that was used frequently in eye and ear surgery. The rotating blades would cut a wound in the patient’s skin, while the cylinder would be used to produce a vacuum that sucked up the blood.
Three people got the right answer on this one — Kathy Crouch, Nancy Bullis and Jon Thorne. Congrats, folks!