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Tethering Posts

However specialised your field of collecting, someone somewhere in the world probably shares your passion . I was delighted to find this book : “Horsing Around – 19th Century Cast Iron Hitching Posts”, it’s a catalogue of an exhibition of … Continue reading

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Tie-Up Bobbins

These things sit in my office & intrigue all who see them. I have heard them described as “Tie Up Bobbins”, “Manger Balls”, “Tying up blocks” and “Manger blocks”. They date back to a time when there were many working … Continue reading

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A Recycling Farrier ?

How’s this for recycling? This set of hoof pincers have been made from a pair of old files or rasps. You can see the ridges of one file in the detailed image below.   They are probably late nineteenth or … Continue reading

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A Rutter’s Twitch

Old stable and veterinary equipment can be quite fascinating. This is a Rutter’s twitch – it is made of two wooden bars, there are ridges carved around the circumference of each bar. The two pieces of wood are held together … Continue reading

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