This Wordless Wednesday post can’t be completely wordless (that’s nothing new).  These photos were sent to me by my friend and colleague, Kurt Roeper, who is traveling in China at the moment and reports that idighardware/ihatehardware is banned in China.  Here’s Kurt’s note that came along with the photos:

“It can now be confirmed that the 20-minute wood wedge originated in China during the Qing Dynasty and was used to hold open the doors at the Forbidden City.”

Thanks Kurt!!

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