An old school spanking paddle
These old paddles always fascinate me. Look closely and note the signatures of the poor souls who felt its wrath and sting for some misdeed. I wonder what they did to be chastised by such an awesome implement? It’s long so it covers the entire bottom with each stroke, and relatively thin so it stings quite a bit without inflicting undue damage. I guess the phrase “you reap what you sow” applied to the miscreants here.