Stretcher, webbing

Production date
Circa 1900
Wooden upholsterers tool, used to stretch webbing. Resembles handle of garden shovel in shape and has long narrow slot (68mm x 17mm) at bulbous end. Basil shape has 139mm long, 40mm wide, handle that tapers otu to 115.5mm wide bulbous working section. At side of this section is attached a 380mm long length of 18mm wide leather, rivetted to wood via 10mm diameter tack. At end of this strip is connected a 115mm long 15.5mm wooden rod, painted black. Top of this rod is covered in green striped canvas. This has come away from leather with patch of leather still attached to tack. Also tack at other end with leather remnants.
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Dimensions (LxWxH): 29 x 110 x 265mm (1 1/8 x 4 5/16 x 10 7/16")
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Donor believes it to be British, used on "Royal" (British & Egyptian) furniture.
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