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Last week’s What Is It? item from An­tiques to Retro, was a box­wood plumbers’ lead chas­ing wedge circa 1900, used for shap­ing lead roof flash­ing. Keith Brown was the fastest in with the cor­rect an­swer. While Adrian Jack, Lynn Mather, Dean Midgely, Mandy and Gage Kidd, Peter Higgs, Lewis Par­sons, Peter Hill and Barry Morgan all also iden­ti­fied it cor­rectly. Mr Morgan, who iden­ti­fied him­self as an ‘old-time plumber’ also of­fered the best ex­pla­na­tion, say­ing it was used by old-time plumbers to as­sist in form­ing cor­ners in lead sheet. He added, the best tools for lead work were al­ways made from box­wood.

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