My Dad has a collection of interesting small brass items which he keeps in a little glass cabinet on his dresser.
This little brass Put and Take has a special history.
Dad says that his Father gave it to his Mother along with a box of chocolates when they were courting around 1920.
I don't know what kind of chocolates he gave her...
...but I have it pictured here with my Dad's favorites.
Put and Take was a gambling game with an interesting history.
It was popular from the 19th century to the 1940's.
A google search provides additional information.
He also had this nice old brass whistle.
It is heavy duty with a lovely smooth old patina.
A google search turned up the Whistle Museum with lots of pictures if you are interested.
I am enjoying my visit here in beautiful Florida.
Hope all is well with you!