In 1862, the Illustrated Times of London had this comment about a marvelous invention that had gained popularity around the world:
"[It] is a manufacture from which emanate the useful and the beautiful as kindred and inseparable spirits; where the highest faculties of the mind and deepest sympathies of the heart have equal place; and where the genius of humanity inspires and blesses the genius of science."
The object of the Times' encomium is a remarkable artifact, an example of which can be found on Ocracoke Island today, although very few people have ever laid eyes on it. Can you guess what the Times was referring to?
I will publish the answer on Monday.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is research into the origin of the Ocracoke Island Wahab family. You can read the
article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022115.htm.