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Go­ing round in cir­cles

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LET’S jump in the time ma­chine this week and head back to the 1800s. This crazy look­ing cir­cu­lar con­trap­tion is from the Vic­to­rian era.

It ap­pears to have a pair of scis­sors in­side it and a mea­sur­ing tape-like de­vice, too. But who would need to cut n’ mea­sure some­thing at the same time?

This gen­tle­man’s item was made in Eng­land and found at the Drill Hall Em­po­rium in New Nor­folk.

Does it hold your head in place? And would that even be com­fort­able? Or does it slide around a per­son’s an­kle — prison chic. Could it make a man look 256 per cent more dap­per?

These are the big, im­por­tant ques­tions and we will have the an­swer for you next Sun­day.

If you know what it is, please shoot us an email at tassieliv­ing@news.com.au

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