The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157256   Message #3713020
Posted By: Thompson
30-May-15 - 05:59 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Miner's water bottle
Subject: RE: Folklore: Miner's water bottle
(All this reminds me of a long dispute on a discussion on The Atlantic's site, where a picture had been published of an Oklahoma farmer's cottage during the Depression. The dispute was about the purpose of a hooded cape with goggles set in. Nobody could work out what it was for. Some time afterwards, I read that these were commonly worn when going outdoors so you wouldn't be blinded by the dust. Forgotten artefacts…)