These big mysterious, metal, mechanical machines went out of style in York County, Pa., a decade ago

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This might seem like an easy History Mystery quiz, but it’s been about 10 years since these big metal boxes were taken out of service in York County, Pa. Time passes fast.  They were sold in 2006 after their electronic replacements successfully operated earlier that year.  So a partial generation of folks never had the opportunity to use these mechanical machines. OK, what are these? Do you miss them? Answer. Also of interest: Check out these past History Mystery quizzes and (fun) tests.

Take these 6 History Mystery quizzes, and see how you do! (Click on the date if the photo does not appear on your mobile device).

History Mystery: The medal winner on the top stand is among the most accomplished weightlifters ever to pump iron at…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Saturday, July 25, 2015

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History Mystery: This is a very interesting, but often overlooked museum in #YorkCountyPa. Can you ID this place – and…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Saturday, July 25, 2015

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History Mystery: The #YorkCountyPa one-room school has been restored and is used still used on occasion to teach lessons…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Friday, July 24, 2015

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History Mystery: This bird’s-eye view points to a significant @YorkCountyPa town at a time in which traffic flowed…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, July 26, 2015

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History Mystery: This was a scene from #YorkCountyPa in the early 1950s. These guys pose with some wheels outside an…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Friday, July 24, 2015

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History Mystery: This beautiful place sits on one of #YorkCountyPa’s highest inhabited points. And it’s a…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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