Thursday, April 30, 2015

The check protector in reality!

You might remember the Search Challenge about the check protector from a couple of weeks ago.  We tried to figure out what this strange device was... and we succeeded.  

Much to my delight, Jill (who owns the previously baffling object) attended my class on "Google Books and Scholar" that I gave last evening in Mountain View.  AND she brought along the check protector itself.  

What a delight to see the thing itself in reality!  

Thanks, Jill! 

(And thanks to all of the intrepid SearchResearchers who figured out exactly what it was.)  

Search on! 


  1. Awesome! It is great that from real life to SearchReSearch and from there to real life again.

    Did you checked something with the device? How was the sensation of using it?

    1. I did use it! I slipped a piece of paper into the slot, and then punched several numbers. Works very quickly and efficiently. (I should have taken a photo of the punched numbers, but forgot to do so.)

      It's a lovely piece of history!

  2. guess there is reality and then there is reality…
    nice that you made contact with the check protector, but it still seems virtual…
    good to see Dr. Stark was able to attend your class on "Google Books and Scholar",
    hopefully he got to experience the protector too - heard he enjoys mechanical things also.
    Dan & Tony in Mountain View