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It's a slapstick!You're right! It's a slapstick!

A slapstick is an important part of a clown's paraphernalia, as Earl "Mr. Clown" Chaney, pictured here with his vintage slapstick, can tell you from thirty year's experience. Padded on one side, the oher side holds a "blank" that is set off by the force of a hinged wooden panel that acts as a hammer when it's put to use in comedy routines. If you were wondering where the term "slapstick" came from, now you know!


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