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JUDG­ING by the rel­a­tively few read­ers to solve last week’s mys­tery it seems it was a lit­tle harder to fig­ure out than the pre­vi­ous one. Last week’s item was a flens­ing tool used by whalers to strip whale blub­ber from the skin. The vin­tage tool now con­sid­ered to be quite rare would have been com­mon place in the 1800s. They were used like a knife, to slice strips off the whale car­cass. These were then boiled to ex­tract the highly sought af­ter oil. Those who had the cor­rect an­swer in­cluded Cathy Jenk­ins, Barry Wil­son, Ste­wart Ross, Bryce Atkin­son, Frank Ver­beek, Di­ane Thomp­son, Adrian Jack, and Keith Brown.

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