Branding tool for sheep; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1977.1067

Name/Title

Branding tool for sheep

About this object

Branding tool showing sheep nose tattoo (most likely used in the ear). Cylinder of 3cm diam with plunger spring return and wooden hand knob. Branding head with 25 needles. A tattoo is a number and sometimes a letter or a herd mark placed in the ear of the sheep. This method of ID is commonly used by purebred associations as it is one of the most permanent forms of ID. A tattoo gun is use to place the numbers and/or letters into the ear. The numbers and letters are made of needles that place small holes in the ears in their shape and then ink is applied to the holes so that the number is readable.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Metal
Wood

Measurements

Dia 32mm x H 115mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture & agricultural equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Tools

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

General farming equipment

Object number

CR1977.1067

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