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If this York, Pa.-made part doesn’t work, the hulking product might make a decent boat anchor

It’s pretty amazing the interest in this History Mystery post on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page. Perhaps it’s such a small part integral to the rest of the bulky product made in the thousands in York, Pa. Here’s the quiz: Thousands of these durable, indispensable parts were made in the 40 years before its ‪York, Pa.,‬ manufacturer closed about 1940. And many are in use and in fine working order today all over the world. What are we seeing here, and what company built this part for its signature product? Answer: Made in York. Also of interest: Check out these quizzes and (fun) tests about York County’s past.

Here are 5 more history mystery quizzes.
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History Mystery person: This York High grad was selected as Vermonter of the Year in 2014, and he’s known in his adopted…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Monday, June 1, 2015


History Mystery: This exhibit describes noted #YorkPa artist J. Horace Rudy’s work. Rudy’s stained-glass art is enjoyed…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Friday, May 29, 2015


History Mystery: This #YorkCountyPa venue has been gone for a century, but it was a popular place in its day. Can you…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Saturday, May 30, 2015


History Mystery: This wonderful stonework is part of one of #YorkCountyPa’s oldest and best-known houses. How old is in…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, May 31, 2015


History Mystery: This landmark building has a different look and a brand new and very good use. But it’s still…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Tuesday, June 2, 2015


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Posted by Buffy Andrews on Wednesday, May 27, 2015