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Museum Selection Telescopic Back Scratcher
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Telescopic Back Scratcher

First recorded as a ‘Scratch-back’ in Robert Chambers’ entertaining and trivia-packed ‘Chambers’ Book of Days’, published 1864; the author described the ‘curious little instruments…of extreme rarity, and probably not many of our readers have ever heard of, much less seen, any examples of them. The name, 'Scratch-back,' is not very euphonious, but it is remarkably expressive, and conveys a correct notion of the use of the curious little instrument to which it belongs. The 'scratch-back' was literally, as its name implies, formed for the purpose of scratching the backs of our fair and stately great and great-great-grand-mothers, and their ancestresses from the time of Queen Elizabeth; and very choicely set and carved some of them assuredly were’. This telescopic example is eminently portable.

Printed metal in 5 assorted colours.
9” long extending to 28”.
Not a toy, age 14+.
£3.99
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02-Jan-2017
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A stocking gift for my husband, received late. However he found it fun and really useful.
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21-Dec-2016
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fun stocking filler for someone
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21-Dec-2016
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Perfect for the job although it was purchased as a joke present so it looks like the joke is on me.
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06-Dec-2016
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Good fun as a stocking filler
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