Drencher, Horse; Unknown manufacturer; 1900-1950; WY.1988.52.1
Drencher, HorseAbout this object
This is an early draught horse drenching bit. Drenching bits such as this were used by early vets and farmers to administer paraffin oil, and perhaps castor oil and epsom salts to a colicky horse.
As usual, the bit was fitted to the horse mouth with the rope attached used to pull the horses head up. The drench was then tipped into the funnel from which is trickled through the hollow bit and down the horses throat.
organic, processed material, animal, skin, mammal skin, leather
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, agave fibre, sisal
inorganic, processed material, metal, tin
h 175 mm x l 350 mm x w 120 mm (doesn't include rope or strap).Subject and Association Keywords
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