Currycomb - Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, pre 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 910289

Summary:
Stock curry comb affixed to long bamboo/cane handle (142cm) with a metal ring clasp. 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:
Long wooden pole painted yellow with cattle comb attached to one end. The other end has yellow tape wound around it. Red and yellow insulation tape wound around pole at various points. Cattle registration tape (white tape with red printed numbers) is also wound around center of bamboo pole.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs W. & J. Clifton, 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6 cm (Height), 14 cm (Width), 145 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: 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: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: animal husbandry equipment
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987

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