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A wheel pricker with a rounded wooden handle attached to a metal shank which is bent near the end. The shank has a circular toothed wheel mounted in a forked carrier which can be adjusted by a wingnut which can allow the wheel to be removed. " J DIXON " is stamped on one side of the shank.
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This wheel pricker was used by Robert Graham, who owned a boot repair and saddlery shop in Queen Street, Waitara. Wheel prickers were used to make a series of holes in the surface of the leather to guide the awl before sewing.
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