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An oak riddleboard, early 19th century
the square board with scored diagonal lines -- 20.1/8in. (51cm.) high
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Edward H. Pinto, Treen and Other Wooden Bygones, Bell and Hyman, London 1969. Page 141 discusses the use of riddle boards and, its various regional spellings. Used in the North of England and Scotland in the making of oatcake and oatbread. A similar example illustrated Pl.144.

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