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Secrets of the Tape; Mountain Mail Bag; Banned Birth Control Box
Questions concern a vintage automobile tape player, a 19th-century California mailbag and birth control in the 1890s. The tape player, owned by an Alabama man, might be the first of its kind in the U.S., and the technology behind it might have been developed by the Nazis. The bag might have belonged to the legendary "Snowshoe" Thompson, who delivered mail in the Sierras from 1856 to 1876. And a Missouri woman owns a box dated 1894. Its inscription says it contained a birth-control device.
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