Pipe Cleaners. Circa 2001.
Unlike some items in Obso land, these were not acquired with the intention of making Art. Their dream was much humbler — to be a xmas ornament.
John Harry Stedman invented the pipe cleaner in the early 1900s. He sold the patent to B.J. Long Company, which made him wealthy. A very modest item to gain fortune from.
Status: One more kick at the can for inventing an xmas decoration full of fun and wonder.
Kill-ratio: 28: 3/ 9:1
Alt-title: Untitled Object No. 266 For Cleaning Out Old Projects.
Alt-titles demystified here.