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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road King's Cross
London N1 9RT
United Kingdom

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Nosebag
London Canal Museum
This woven nosebag has leather edging and leather straps, which would have been fastened around a horse's nose to feed. A nose bag became important in the 19th century, as... more
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The Whip
London Canal Museum
This whip, a light wooden handle with a steel cap, with a leather clip has a whipcord made of cotton. The purpose of the whip was to provide a horse with instructions, whether... more
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Twitchers
London Canal Museum
Horse twitchers (or brakes) were two wooden handles joined at one end, used to grip the lip of a horse to stop it moving when a veterinary surgeon wants to treat a horse or for... more
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Drenching Horn
London Canal Museum
A drenching is a metal tube with narrow opening, inserted into a horse's mouth to administer medicine. The wide opening at the top acted as a funnel for the medicine. more
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Clippers
London Canal Museum
These clippers have a wooden handle, with oiled cutting blades to ease the trimming of horse hair. The back of the clippers read "English Manufacturer" and "T L Whitebrass". The... more
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Dandy Brush
London Canal Museum
A dandy brush is a stiff-bristled brush used for horse-grooming. It removes the dirt and mud stirred up by the curry comb. A dandy brush is used in the direction of growth of a... more
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Body Strap with Tugs
London Canal Museum
This body strap is made of leather, and was most likely part of a horse harness. It has three pierced holes and metal buckle, made of a copper alloy. It would have been buckled... more
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Hames
London Canal Museum
This pair of horse hames with words 'Patent Double Cased', were curved to fit around a horse collar, tapering to point. The traces (the straps of the wagon) are then attached to... more
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Searing Iron
London Canal Museum
This searing iron has a wooden handle and a metal shaft. On the shaft is inscribed "Born 5.1 Co." Searing irons were used to cauterise tissue for medical reasons. Skin... more
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Horseshoe
London Canal Museum
This iron horseshoe is fitted and with a lip or a "toe clip" at the front where it would have been attached to the horses' hoof. A typical shoe will have nail holes where the... more
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