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.

Physical Description

Four concentric circular, metal rings, serrated on both edges. Held together with three nuts, centre pin extending into a turned wooden handle (originally red).

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