What Is It?:

Get a han­dle on this mystery

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASSIE LIVING -

Try to get a han­dle on this mystery ob­ject.

THIS week’s What Is It? dates back to the mid-19th cen­tury, and with an un­trained eye and a vivid imag­i­na­tion it could be just about any­thing.

The trum­pet-like end on the bot­tom makes it look a lit­tle like it could be a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment, but it was in fact used on ships.

Have a good look at it and see if you can work out what it might have been used for.

What is the han­dle for? Does it heat up and be­come too hot to touch? Or is it sim­ply for er­gonomics?

This week’s item was sourced from An­nick’s An­tiques in Bat­tery Point.

If you know what it is, let us know at tassieliv­ing@news.com.au

Next week we will print the names of those with the cor­rect an­swer, and un­veil our next mystery ob­ject.

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