Branding iron; Unknown maker; 1855-1879; GO.2015.21.1
Branding ironAbout this object
A tool used to brand stock on the Knapdale Run in the Mataura River Valley. The letters A M refer to the Knapdale Run owner Alexander McNab an early Southland Settler who took up the leasehold in 1855.The brand was heated and pressed briefly onto the farm's livestock leaving a permanent identifying mark.Maker
inorganic, processed material, metal, ironMeasurements
h 60mm x l 170 mm x w 80 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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