Yuyang,  an intern in Brent Museum and Archive in London has asked for our help to identify a wooden “something” found in the store of their learning room.

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The object is  about 1m long, and a little bit light to its size. 

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#1 Yuyang 2016-09-07 16:12
Thank you so much for your help!
I am going to finish my intern this weekend, so if anyone knows what is it, please contact to the leaning officer Jana? her email is:
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#2 Brigitte Graham 2016-10-15 16:17
my initial thought was that this item is a 'home-made' device for winding string/wool onto (figure of eight fashion) for storage purposes.
Brigitte Graham
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#3 Edward 2017-09-05 22:40
Looks like a distaff, of a kind found in various parts of Eastern Europe.
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