Wrought iron lopping board used in the timber industry to assist in the felling of trees. Probably blacksmith made.

Physical Description

The board is a 64cm long strip of iron with an up-turned lip. Welded to the underside is another short piece of iron shaped to form a recess into which a plank of timber can be bolted. The lip is driven into the trunk like a wedge and the board becomes a fulcrum on which to stand. Using several of these one can scale a tree.

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