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Wiper, Pen, F53.131

Physical Description

Pen wipe made from layers of fabric. A chicken wishbone forms the internal structure, with the top protuding through the fabric with a moulded animal face on it. Light blue fabric inside, black ?velvet on the exterior. Black fabric has white stitched decoration. Attached piece of paper with hand written verse "Once I was a merry thought / Belonging to a Hen / Now I am a little Slave / Made to wipe a Pen."

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 75 x 45 x 15mm

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