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Old 10-16-2016, 10:24 PM
RivkahChaya RivkahChaya is offline
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Since it came from a desk, I'm guessing it was either a couple of lace bobbins or newel posts that were repurposed for rolling over pages turned over an ink blotter, back when people wrote with ink that needed to be blotted, which wasn't that long ago, because even in the days of electric typewriters, there were many types of letters which decorum dictated should be handwritten.

My grandmother used a child's toy rolling pin for this purpose, until my mother claimed her old toy for me when I was about three, so my grandmother used it for about 24 years. If anyone had found it, I'm sure they would have wondered why my grandmother had a tiny rolling pin in her desk.