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You’ll need to comb through your ideas to guess this one

This week’s What Is It? item from The Drill Hall in New Nor­folk vaguely re­sem­bles a dust pan.

How­ever, this tool from the early 1900s would do well to hold dust as the flat end con­sists of long, thin teeth with nar­row gaps be­tween.

It has a sin­gle han­dle, but sim­i­lar de­vices were of­ten used while se­cured to a bench.

It was de­signed for use with an agri­cul­tural ma­te­rial to cre­ate an­other ma­te­rial and most peo­ple would own at least one of the re­sult­ing prod­ucts.

The ear­li­est trace of the in­dus­try in which this de­vice was used was about 4000 years ago.

If you know what this week’s What Is It? item might be, send an email to tassieliv­ing@news.com.au

Those first to send in the cor­rect an­swer will have their names pub­lished be­low next week’s What Is It?

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