Drencher, Horse; Unknown manufacturer; 1900-1950; WY.1988.52.1

Name/Title

Drencher, Horse

About 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.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1900-1950

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, animal, skin, mammal skin, leather
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, agave fibre, sisal
inorganic, processed material, metal, tin

Measurements

h 175 mm x l 350 mm x w 120 mm (doesn't include rope or strap).

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals (fauna)

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

Object number

WY.1988.52.1

Rights

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