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.

Physical 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.

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