Back in the day, you would have heard this lovely little contraption at Halloween.
How else would you scare the ghouls?
But to make tons of noise and drive your neighbors crazy.
This always reminds me of the movie Meet me in St. Louis.
They definitely would be “the most horrible” with this contraption.
The first trick or treaters in North American started in 1911. So this dates after 1911. Last year you could find tons of these noise makers on ebay. Today not a one. You can check out Etsy to start your collection or stop down at the Salamanca Antique Mall where we got this one.