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Know Your States Volvelle for Tip Top Bread. Enriched Tip Top Bread..[1959]
Know Your States Volvelle for Tip Top Bread. Enriched Tip Top Bread..[1959]
Price: $60.00

A vibrant colorful volvelle created by Enriched Tip Top Bread, both to advertise their bread and also teach the user interesting facts about the individual states. This double sided volvelle, has five openings on each side that reveals a fact about each state as you turn the wheel. For each state you learn its nickname, population, size in square miles, capitol, state flower, and what it is noted for. For example the state of Wisconsin, aka the Badger State, is noted for vegetables, dairying, furs and iron. The volvelle is double side as it only twenty-four states on each side of the wheel. The background of the volvelle has an image of the Statue of Liberty against the night sky. Each side of the wheel has a box of quick facts about Alaska and Hawaii with the note that their admission to statehood is pending. At the base of the volvelle is  Tip Top Bread's motto "If it's still fresher than TIP-TOP -it's still in the oven!" Measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/2". more info
B.F. McDonald Co. Double Sided Insta-Aid - First Aid at a Glance Volvelle or Wheel. Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Inc.Newark.1932
B.F. McDonald Co. Double Sided Insta-Aid - First Aid at a Glance Volvelle or Wheel. Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Inc.Newark.1932
Price: $85.00

A 4" volvelle printed on both sides with assistance for twenty (20) emergency situations from  Asphyxiation and Alcohol Posiging to Arteries Bleeding, Fractures, Heat Exhaustion and Wounds. Each side include two die-cuts  one for the injury and the other for Symptoms and Treatment.  One side has an illustrations  depicting a skeleton with the vascular system, denoting Arteries and Points of Pressure for Controlling Hemorrhages.  This side also includes  basic eight (8) points of first aid for most vascular related first aid.  The reverse illustrates Artificial Respirations along with the information on the wheels. In original sleeve. . more info
Selick Krigstein Mono-Rote-Kriculator. Merriam Paper Co. .New York.1938
Selick Krigstein Mono-Rote-Kriculator. Merriam Paper Co. .New York.1938
Price: $100.00

A three-layer volvelle made by the Merriam Paper Co. meant to help determine the equivalent weight, count or bulk between two different sizes of paper bundles. The wheels have four different color-coded sections: yellow, green, white, and tan. On the front of the volvelle, in the center there is an example given to show one how to use the wheel. On the back there are four different sets of instructions on how to use the wheel to determine count, bulk, weight, and reductions. Diameter 8".. more info
US Naval Training Device Center Hand Semaphore Trainer Volvelle. Huntington Specialties Company..1964
US Naval Training Device Center Hand Semaphore Trainer Volvelle. Huntington Specialties Company..1964
Price: $110.00

A volvelle for "hand semaphone" or otherwise known as flag semaphone, which is a telegraphy system used to convey information across distances by means of visual signals. While the system can be used with bare or gloved hands, generally speaking flags or flashlights (at night) are used. Produced for the US Naval Training Device Center by the Huntington Specialties Company, this two side volvelle has instructions both for signaling and receiving hand semaphone. As one turns the wheel the the sailors 'arms' reflect the proper signal for each letter in the alphabet. For some reason they are 29 letters on each side as three letters (D, R, and L) are repeated. Measures 4 1/4" x 4".. more info
 3 Volvelles from Educational Series. Dvorine, Israel.Baltimore MD.[1928]
3 Volvelles from Educational Series. Dvorine, Israel.Baltimore MD.[1928]
Price: $150.00

Three (3) different 3 1/2" x 7" early learning educational volvelles with mirror images  both sides. They include a circus that various animals occupy, a magician's box with different objects appearing and disappearing and a fish tank with various tropical fish.  Marked B14, B24 and B 37. more info
 The Baseball Batting Averager, Finds Averages in a Jiffy, A Volvelle . Atlantic Specialties Company.Boston, MA.1950
The Baseball Batting Averager, Finds Averages in a Jiffy, A Volvelle . Atlantic Specialties Company.Boston, MA.1950
Price: $175.00

A volvelle or wheel that helps the user find the batting average of any baseball player "in a jiffy". The user needs to turn the wheel until the arrow is pointing to the the number of times a player was at bat, this number appears through the opening on the top disk. Then one can read the battling average of the player on the top disk directly opposite the number of hits made, which is on the bottom disk. The volvelle can calculate the batting average of a player, as long as they have been at bat between 35 to 640 times. In the center of the volvelle is a black and white illustration of a man at bat, swinging and missing the ball, with the catcher and umpire behind him. The back of the volvelle is blank with the exception of a stamped "39 cents". Dated through "Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Third Series", which is a book found on Google Books that lists the copyrights of items by year. Measures 8 1/4" (diameter). more info
Miniature Manuscript Perpetual Calendar for the 19th Century - Volvelle. ..
Miniature Manuscript Perpetual Calendar for the 19th Century - Volvelle. ..
Price: $400.00

A 2" in diameter miniature perpetual calendar penned in red and black with turquoise embellishment.  The interior wheel or volvelle  is attached with string instead of a grommet and includes months and days of the week, while the outer sections on the base include the dates and years.  The outer ring reads "A Calendar for the XIX Century.  Time in advance behind him hides his wings, Behold him when he pass'd by what then is seen And all mankind in contradiction strong And seems to creep decrepit with his age: But his broad pinions swifter than ye wind Rueful  aghast , cry out at his career!"  Reverse is blank.. more info