Throwing Rib.

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Date:Not Recorded

Description:Thrower's rib made from fired white earthenware.

A hand held pottery-making tool used for smoothing the outside shape of a pot while it was being thrown.

There is a hole to hang the tool up when not in use.

It is inscribed with the user and maker's name.

J Machin

It is roughly 9cm in length.

Ribs are usually made from pottery, metal or slate by the thrower for his own use.

They are believed to be called a ribs because they were originally made from animal's ribs.

Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Tools Collection.

This object is now part of the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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Creators: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery - Creator

Donor ref:(110/16421)

Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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