Brush - Mane & Tail, Phar Lap Reg. No: SH 860322
- This wooden horse mane and tail brush was part of a collection of Phar Lap's equipment which had been keep in a suitcase by his strapper Tommy Woodcock as a memorial to his beloved friend.
He brought the suitcase to the Museum of Victoria in 1979, and donated it and the contents to the Museum. Museum staff remember that he was visibly moved as he carefully removed each item from the case, such was his affection for the horse.
- Oval shaped light brown wooden brush with offwhite bristles. Around the top are six metal screws, and a manufacture's label transfer.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Tommy Woodcock
|Dimensions:||6.50 cm (Height), 21.00 cm (Width), 7.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||animal husbandry, horse racing, recreation, racing industry, horse riding, horses, making history - phar lap|
|Themes this item is part of:||Tommy Woodcock, Race Horse Strapper & Trainer (1905-1985), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Phar Lap Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Horse Racing|
|Tertiary Classification:||horse grooming|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on label: Specially made/Racior Reg./For racehorses.|
|User:||Mr Tommy Woodcock, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932|
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