What is it:

This one’s well worth hav­ing a stab at

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - CONTENTS -

This dec­o­ra­tive cast-iron ob­ject is from Ar­chive An­tiques in New Town. The four-footed Vic­to­rian era stand has some­thing in com­mon with last week’s item. The pin cush­ion and thread in the flower shaped sec­tion at the top of the stand is a sig­nif­i­cant clue to the ac­tiv­ity the item was used for.

How­ever, the ac­tual pur­pose of such a large, elab­o­rate, heavy and de­tailed con­trap­tion re­mains a mys­tery.

Surely it is not only de­signed to hold a pin cush­ion?

Be­ing from the Vic­to­rian era, the ob­ject was likely in use be­fore your time, how­ever, if you know what the item is, send an email to tassieliv­ing@news.com.au

The fastest read­ers to cor­rectly iden­tify the item and send in the an­swer will have their names pub­lished be­low next week’s What Is It?

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