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Cape Breton Centre for Heritage & Science

Currycomb


Accession number: 1983.048.02
Date: before 1983
Materials: metal, wood
Measurements: 25 cm L x 13 cm W
Description:

Consisting of wood and metal. Wooden section has many bent pieces of wire standing erect to brush horses. A wooden handle is attached to the section containing the wire.

History of Use:

The metal curry comb is not designed to use directly on a horse's coat as the metal teeth can damage the skin and hair. It is a curry comb made of several rows of short metal teeth, with a handle. They are primarily designed for use on show cattle, but are frequently used to clean horse grooming brushes by moving the brush across the metal curry comb teeth every few strokes.