Tailing Iron, Baverstock; Baverstock; 1900-1950; WY.1996.28.1

Name/Title

Tailing Iron, Baverstock

About this object

This is a tailing iron used for docking lamb tails. Turpentine was used to fuel the searing iron which both docked and cauterized the tails, resulting in little to no blood loss.

Maker

Baverstock

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1900-1950

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, steel

Inscription and Marks

Makers mark engraved in handle: 'BAVERSTOCK
SEARING IRON
PAT No 78558'

Measurements

h 460 mm x w 85 mm x d 170 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

Object number

WY.1996.28.1

Rights

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