What Is It?:
Cause for a hole lot of confusion ...
This one could be the cause for a hole lot of confusion
The idea behind the invention of this week’s What Is It? item from New Town’s Archive Antiques, was developed in the early 19th century.
The lightweight aluminium device has two hinged metal arms, which close flat against each other around something thin. The front panel has 124 rectangular holes, but the entire device would be useless without a second arm, a short tool generally with a rounded handle and a thin, pointy metal end.
This revolutionary and life changing device was conceived by a young French man, but the true value of the device was not recognised until many years after his death.
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