This section is from the book "The Boy Mechanic Vol. 2 1000 Things for Boys to Do", by Popular Mechanics Co.. Also available from Amazon: The Boy Mechanic, Vol2: 1000 Things for Boys to Do.
In looking for a place to put a twine ball I happened to see a tin funnel and it gave me the idea which I put into practice. I punched three holes at equal distances apart in its upper edge and attached three strings which were run to an apex and tied to a screw-eye in the ceiling. The end of t h e twine from the center of the ball was run through the funnel stem and allowed to hang as in an ordinary ball holder. - Contributed by W. C. Loy, Rochester, Ind.