1890 Approximate
Material: wood. Size: 1 3/4" W. x 27" L. Description: natural wood - smooth finish - paddle shaped - pierced on one end for hanging storage.
This was used to make old fashioned feather beds very smooth. Getting these 'ticks' to look well was an art, much as the art of G.I's to make their bunks tight and smooth. From Mary Ingham.