Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Antique Ouija Board (William Fuld, Baltimore, MD., Date Unknown)
"An antique wooden ouija board manufactured by William Fuld. There is a stamp on the front that reads "Made by William Fuld, Baltimore, MD, USA" and more information on the back about the manufacturer as well as directions on how to use the board. There is some damage to the upper right hand corner of the board. I have never tried to repair it, but it appears the outer portion of the board has come away from the middle portion. I expect a little wood glue would put it back together. I found this ouija board in my great aunt's attic probably 20 years ago. I have no idea how old it is or the history of it beyond being found in her attic."
I wonder if the early Ouija boards were sold without the planchette?
I'm thinking they used an upside-down teacup back in the day?
I'm thinking that cool heart-shaped planchette with the needle (with which most people my age or younger are familiar) was a much later addition?