Sun, Feb 24, 2008, 10:27am (EST-3) email@example.com (nautilus)
<snip> Is there any info known about this one? <snip>
Could be wrong of course, but it' resembles a note maker. Those
were used long ago, before note paper was invented, and paper was very
expensive to make. You took a block of nice straight grained wood, set
one of these on top, carefully aligned with the edge of the wood. Then
you slammed down the round part on thop, which drove a blade down thru
the wood, shaving off a ery thin piece. This was was then written along
and passed to the appropriate person. The only problem then was if you
had a private note for someone, you had to make sure they could read
before you sent the note. Neat, eh?
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