Where is this in Darlington County?
Last week’s photo was a “what is this” mystery guessed correctly by Bill Segars, Dawn Mixon and Ann Easterling, it is a 250 lb solid steel hole punch machine! Nowadays we use a small hand held tool, but in the early 1900’s, this machine was revolutionary for the ability to punch holes into paper with the help of a foot pedal. When the News and Press did printing, this machine was used for placing holes in ledger sheets. It is called a Portland Multiple Punching Machine made by Southworth Machine Co. in Portland Maine, patented in 1907 and 1910. Stop by to see it! Our apologies to our favorite school crossing guard Billy Foxe for omitting his name last week. Can you guess where in Darlington County this week’s photo was taken? Please send your guesses to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 393-3811. Good luck!