what IS IT?

Sure to put your head in a spin

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CARL Jackson from Archive An­tiques usu­ally has some­thing cu­ri­ous on hand when we come a knock­ing in search of a What Is It? mys­tery item.

This time, it’s a lovely lit­tle piece dat­ing back to the 1920s.

The con­struc­tion is wood and metal with a small ro­tat­ing part that is equipped with num­bers.

Is that a pivot point? Sure looks like one.

In check­ing out a de­scrip­tion of a sim­i­lar piece to this one, there was quite a lot of maths in the de­scrip­tion of what it would have been used for. It’s an in­stru­ment, but not one for play­ing a tune.

If you know the an­swer please let us know at tassieliv­ing@news.com.au

Next week­end we will print the names of those with the cor­rect an­swer and un­veil the clues to our next mys­tery ob­ject.

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