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Maple Wooden Busks
18th century

These are so versital and can be used for so many things.

First and Foremost, they were used in stays and corsets. They were inserted or tied in the front to hold form and give you "belly" control.

In 18th century stays they were inserted into the front to push the stay out around the waist and take the pressure of your stomach and the stays, putting the pressure on the busk. This prevents the front from flipping up, or your reeds from breaking.

The busks can be cut down and also etched or carved. Many times in the 18th century they were given as presents to women. Men out at sea or on long travels would carve them with messages in for their ladies back at home. This would be a great gift.

If you have any questions please ask!

These are top quality busks hand made by an historic "Paddle Maker". These are made the same way 18th century paddles are= hand carved.

Long = 11"
Wide = just over 1 3/4" Tapers down to just under 1.5"
Thick= 1/8"

Please convo me with questions!
LBCC Historical

18th Century Maple Wooden Busks- Ready To Go

$15.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, stain, oak, maple, ash, paint
  • Ships worldwide from Wisconsin, United States
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