What is it: An­other mys­tery to un­lock

Here’s an­other mys­tery to un­lock

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

This week’s mys­tery item is from New Town’s Ar­chive An­tiques.

The metal con­trap­tion is rel­a­tively small and could eas­ily fit in the palm of your hand.

The main frame forms a vague key shape with a rounded loop and two straight arms.

A thin line of metal stretches along the mid­dle with a right-an­gle hook at the end.

Made in Eng­land, this spec­i­men may look a bit worse for wear but they are still com­mon in north­ern In­dia and date all the way back to the late 16th cen­tury.

If you think you know what it is drop us an email at tassieliv­ing@news.com.au

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