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Tally sticks, or craft sticks, are an inexpensive tool for the next step in representing quantities.
For instance, the author explains that the British Court of Exchequer kept records on wooden tally sticks, but he doesn't tell what happened when the government ended the practice and tried to get rid of the sticks in 1834: the tally stick bonfire got out of control and burned down Parliament.
A f olklore informant (IFC 657: 109) recalled how his parents placed tally sticks around the necks of their five children.