I am not a shill. No one has confronted me directly but I have seen things in the forums that lead me to believe that people think I am a shill for the American Gout Stool and Gout Rocker Manufacturers Association. I receive no money from the AGSGRMA, their PAC’s or their 501(C)(6). When I get a gout rocker, I pay the full medical deductible just as any other insurance card carrying American citizen would pay.
It is true that I am the founder and curator emeritus of the Mid-Atlantic Gout Apparatus Collectors Association and Museum of Ruthford, PA (metro Sidman area). It is also true that I am shopping a two book deal to Tuanton Press on the design and evolution of gout related furniture. I do have some financial interest but this is no way has anything to do with my love or enthusiasm for the topic. It is unusual to find a type of furniture that has done so much for so many. Here are my two most recent local finds.
It is interesting that I have only found gout rockers in central North Carolina. None in Portland, Oregon or Seattle. Not San Francisco. Not even in Baltimore or Philadelphia. Could it be that a diet of sweet tea, barbeque and Krispy Kreme® is unhealthful?
And now for the contractually required educational component of the blog. This is a small set from an auction in June of last year. This is one of the best sets I took that week.