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Cause for a hole lot of con­fu­sion ...

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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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