What Is It?: A vicious-looking mystery item.
Vicious-looking mystery object
Are we reading too much into something that isn’t really there ... or are the Sunday Tasmanian photographers really keen on mystery items that look vaguely like a torture device?
This week’s piece has a clamp for locking it down and a curved and pointy bit of metal for ... well perhaps you guys can guess.
Does it look like it is primed and ready to stab something?
This vicious-looking piece dates back to about the late 19th century, possibly the early 20th century.
It was uncovered at Antiques Warehouse in North Hobart.
If you know what this slice of history is, please drop us a line at email@example.com
Next week we will print the names of those with the correct answer. And send the clues for our next mystery — good luck.