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Currycomb - Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, pre 1987 Reg. No: SH 900079
- Currycomb, metal with wooden 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. This comb may have initially been designed for use on horses but was adapted for use on special cattle sales, for example, dairy cattle sold one by one.
- Four concentric circular, metal rings, serrated on both edges. Held together with three nuts, centre pin extending into a turned wooden handle (originally red).
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
|Dimensions:||23.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width), 12.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Place Used:||Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987|
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