QuickQuiz Pictures Game 30

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all,

    I was just sittin' back, readin' my book, when these three items were mentioned.


    What are they? What are the differences between them?

    GOOD LUCK!!!



    3) qq30-3.jpg

    Diane :D
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane, Glad you feel up to posting. I didn't post on the Porch for a day or two.
    Just didn't have the pep. Anyhoo, what was the name of the book you were
    reading? Things Not to Give Children Without the Consent of Their Parents?

    I think number one is a glockenspiel. That's Deutsch for "bells" and "play". (In
    German a playhouse is a "spielhaus".) The school I went to required one to take
    a language. Had I known would wind up in California I would have taken Spanish.

    Our High School band had a glockenspiel on a post so it could be carried while
    marching. I always thought the musician (Sandy) was incredible. The
    instrument was over her head. She couldn't see it, but she always hit
    the right keys. Amazing. Jawohl!

    Number two is a vibrophone. It has little tubes under the keys that resonate.
    (If you take the tubes off, you can use them to make a really small pipe organ.)

    Number three is a xylophone which is the same as the glockenspiel except
    the keys are made of wood instead of metal.

    My younger brother got a glockenspiel for Christmas in the 1950s.
    It came with a little music book. One could play simple tunes like
    Twinkle, Twinkle etc. It held our interest for about ten minutes.

    BTW, doncha think the xylophone looks kinda like a stretch of a
    sidewalk in a frontier town?

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  3. susieque

    susieque Member

    one goes ding, one goes chime, one goes clunk? hahaha...
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  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock, welcome Susieque!

    I loved the title you gave my book, Rock. LOL But the book I'm currently *trying to* read is just not keeping my interest; blah. It's called The Blondes. Maybe it's supposed to be a la Stephen King, but I keep losing interest in it.

    You are correct with the glockenspiel.

    You are also correct with the xylophone.

    The xylophone does look like something "ancient". A walkway. A foot bridge. :)

    After further research, I'm afraid that your second guess is incorrect. Not a vibrophone.

    The pic I posted was a MARIMBA:

    Thanks for playing!! In my view, y'all are WINNERS! :cool:

  5. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Without first reading all your answers I'd say:
    1 Xylophone (metal)
    2 Vybraphone? (pipes)
    3 Woodyphone :p (wood)
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul
    How are things in your neck of the woods? I like the answer "woodyphone". I
    believe Woody Allen uses one.

    Here are some things that are, for the most part, easy to recognize. But
    maybe they won't be in another generation or so. I think they are kinda
    fading away.








  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    magazine rack/stand

    ice cube tray



    t v dinnner trays


    coffee table/ottoman GB
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Very good. You got a perfect score. All your answers were correct. I bet
    folks who were around in the early 50s when TV was new would be
    astonished if they heard that those four wooden TV trays cost $300. In
    those days the average weekly salary was around $250 or so.

    I remember in 1952 the High School English teacher took
    the student librarians on a trip to nearby Rochester, MN. We saw
    the new sensation: a 3D movie. It was called Bwana Devil and was
    pretty boring. Except at one point a native walked away from the camera
    until he was just a tiny figure on the horizon. Then he turned and
    threw his spear at the audience. Pandemonium! People screamed
    and ducked and jumped outta their seats.

    The movie made lots of money although the critics panned it. The
    critics were right too.

    The other aspect of entertainment history is that we saw our teacher's
    home and his parent's TV set which they had purchased in the late 1940s.
    It had a 6 inch screen!

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  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock,

    I think I *missed* something. GB only guessed 4. She left 3 blank with "?". What are the other answers, please???

    I can't guess them, and I'm curious. :)

    Thanks, Diane
  10. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Well-Known Member

    Hey guys......thought I would pop in and give my guesses....

    That's a vinegrette set for oil and vinegar. All houses pre 1940 probably had one. The next is a fancy butter mold.....for butter pats. I have several old larger ones from the 1800s....one belonged to my grandmother. EVERY house had those. And I think the other one might be a cheese cutter.......or perhaps Mikie could use it to pull up the knotted fur on Sir Vester's tummy.
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Diane, Sun filled in two of the missing blanks. The last one is the doodad that looks
    something like a comb. It's a cake cutter. I have never seen anyone use such a
    thing. Not even on a cooking show. I just tossed that into the quiz so it
    wouldn't be too easy.

    We had a butter mold similar to the one in the picture. It got used for special
    dinners; once or twice a year. It was time consuming. Could only do one
    pat of butter at a time. Ours formed a rose.

    Yes, Sun, many of the homes I visited in my yute had a vinegrette set on the dining room
    table permanently. Along with the salt and pepper shakers, the sugar bowl,
    maybe a flower vase or candlesticks, etc.

    My mother used to collect those little bottles and display them on her plate rack. She
    called them cruets. And most of them were bought at sales when people were moving
    or closing down a house. No such thing as a garage sale in those days.


  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Thanks y'all!

    I don't think I've heard of a butter mold. Sure does look pretty!

    And a CAKE CUTTER!!! Wow. That sure would make tiny slices. I thought it was a cat comb. LOL

    Thanks again for filling in the blanks for me!

    Hugs, Diane
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I have two cruets. Doesn't everyone? :)
  14. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I'm smiling, GB.

    When I was a child -- a salad consisted of:

    Iceberg lettuce (from the grocery store), cut or torn into small chunks (to retain the crispiness)
    Tomatoes, fresh from the vine in our veggie garden
    Mix together
    Add a pint of sour cream!!!!!! And stir.

    And that was our salad. LOL

    Same for cucumbers. Peel and slice fresh cukes from the garden. Salt. Add sour cream and stir! :)

    It wasn't until I got older (teens) that I had bottled salad dressings. But we never had cruets.

    Ah, the memories.............

    Hugs, Diane:D
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, when I was a child the only salad in our house was potato salad. But only
    for picnics. (Amazing we grew up at all, huh?)

    Diane, you may be thinking of the catacombs. The one in
    Paris are the biggest, I guess. I read you are not allowed in unless
    you are wearing a designer gown by Jacques Marcel (like Lucy).

    Feeling sad? A house with no cruet?
    Grab your purse. Go shop. Just do it!