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Guess the item…..

Do you know what this is?
If you do, you are about my age, if not,
I’ll tell you next week.


Blogger Marissa said…

No idea. Some sort of board game?
January 18, 2010 3:17 AM

Blogger Blondie said…

::waving hand:: I know, I know! Used to see it late at night–or early in the morning.
January 19, 2010 2:36 PM

Blogger The Retired One said…

Test pattern on the TV when it was off the air, I think!?
January 20, 2010 1:18 PM

OpenID thesouthernlady64 said…

I have no idea unless they were weather dials on the old t.v. weather stations.
January 20, 2010 1:22 PM

Blogger Zoe said…

What is it?

Freedom Debt Relief Scam
January 22, 2010 6:00 AM

Blogger Grannyann said…

OK there were two of you who must be near my age.

The Indian Head Test Pattern became familiar to the large post-war Baby Boom TV audiences in America from 1947 onwards; it would often follow the formal television station sign-off after the United States national anthem. The Indian Head pattern could variously be seen: after sign-off but while the station was still transmitting; while transmitting prior to a typical 6 AM formal sign-on. During the late 1950s the test pattern gradually began to be seen less frequently, after fewer sign-offs, on fewer stations, and for shorter periods in the morning, since new and improved TV broadcast equipment required less adjusting.

Thanks for guessing.
January 22, 2010 6:47 PM

I Bet You Didn’t Know…..

that the “Geronimo” was an automobile made right here in Enid, OK.

Geronimo cars (1917) were only produced for a short time because after the plant burned, no one bothered to rebuild.


Blogger joe said…

Never heard of the Geronimo…
May 27, 2009 5:07 PM

Anonymous grannyann said…

You have now!
May 27, 2009 7:24 PM

Anonymous grannyann said…

This is the only Geronimo car still out there.
May 28, 2009 10:18 AM