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Just try and get an an­gle on this one

This week’s What Is It? item can be found at Archive An­tiques in New Town. The curved metal parts dec­o­rated with fine, pre­cise mark­ings and pe­tite en­graved num­bers takes me back to those long af­ter­noons in maths class with a va­cant ex­pres­sion, a pro­trac­tor and a trigonom­e­try text book.

Al­though in­no­cent in ap­pear­ance, this palm-sized tool was used for far more sin­is­ter ac­tiv­i­ties and played a part in one of the dead­li­est events in hu­man his­tory.

If you know what this week’s What Is It? item might be, send your an­swer in an email to tassieliv­ing@news.com.au

If you’re one of the fastest to re­spond with the cor­rect an­swer, we’ll print your name be­low next week’s What Is It?

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