Currycomb - Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, pre 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 900081

Summary:
Stock currycomb, metal with long handle. Used at Newmarket Saleyards.

Currycombs were designed and made for removing dirt, manure, mud, hair and brands from cattle prior to or after a sale. Used to take paint brands off stock (cattle) by wetting the paint with petrol and combing it out with currycomb. These combs were used for special cattle sales, for example, dairy cattle sold one by one.
Description:
Metal strips with 'sawcut' teeth, attached in rows and curved underneath at ends. Attached to long pole to facilitate use.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 10.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: animal husbandry, livestock, rural industry, cattle husbandry, cattle yards, animal husbandry equipment, livestock sale yards, making history - newmarket saleyards
Themes this item is part of: Stock Management at the Newmarket Saleyards, Drovers at the Newmarket Saleyards, Joe Raymer's Memories of Droving at the Newmarket Saleyards, 1940-1963, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Animal Husbandry
Tertiary Classification: horses
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987

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