Set of reins and bit. Oiginally described as a bridle and bit.

Paper was used as a substitute - 'ersatz' - by Germany during World War I, 1914-1918. This rope and several other 'ersatz' objects were transferred to Museum Victoria from the Australian War Memorial in 1924, which still holds other German 'ersatz' material from World War I.

Physical Description

Reins made of paper, of hessian-like appearance. Cast metal bit.

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