What Is It?:
Just what wood this knobbly long thing be?
This week’s What Is It? artefacts come from Red Shed Restoration in Huonville. According to the owner, they were used at a Tasmanian business in the 1930s producing something that’s still just as popular as ever almost a century on.
These devices, which are pictured upside down, are constructed of a long Huon pine arm with six small, open, hollow bulbs. Mixing things up, the bulbs on these two are different shapes, but there must be versions in thousands of shapes out there.
Similar items are a coveted collector’s item in Japan, but in Australia, the job is now typically done by machines.
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