Even Though They Were Common, Very Few People Know What These Gadgets Were Used For


Imagine this scenario. You’re searching through a junk drawer at your home and you come across something that you have no idea what it was used for. If you were living with your parents at the time, you may have even asked them what you were now holding.


We tend to grow accustomed to the things that are being used in our generation. As the decades continue to go by, however, those items may get used less frequently.

As an example, we have seen recent videos of teenagers who were practically unable to figure out how to dial a simple phone number on a rotary phone. After all, they grew up with smartphones and had no idea that rotary phones even existed.

Getting back to the point, there are many strange objects that are from decades gone by. As an example, you may have seen this unusual item at your parents’ or grandparents’ house. It looks like a queen with a piece of curved metal at the bottom.

So what is it? Is it an old coin and if it is, what was the metal pin used for? I really was curious enough when I found one to ask.

That is when my mother decided she was actually going to use the item and she did so in front of me. She grabbed a needle and thread and used it to thread the needle. It made it so easy, I am not sure why they don’t use them any longer. Then again, does anybody really sew anymore?

Google has more to say about these needle threaders. They were used as early as the Victorian era and some of those it had the Queen’s head on the round part you hold onto. They came to the United States in the early 1900s but some people stopped using them in favor of using sewing machines.

Some of the newer sewing machines even come with LED lights so you can see what you’re doing and it makes it so much easier. That being said, you can still use this needle threader if you are in a pinch. Here’s how:

Put the diamond-shaped wire through the needle’s eye and slide it down, bringing the needle close to the handle.

Pull the thread through the eye of the needle, holding onto the thread with one hand and pulling the needle away from the handle with the wire using the other hand.

At that point, you can remove the needle from the wire completely and your thread passes without a problem right through the eye. It is a simple piece of machinery but it is very effective!



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