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North Highlands Community Museum

Blade


Accession number: 2013.4.134
Object type: Cutter
Date: before 1970
Materials: Metal
Measurements: 7.5 cm W x 5 cm H
Marks/Label: Has three holes.  "Flexible Shaft Company Ltd."  "Toronto No. Patented 361"
 
Patent: Patent 361
Narrative: John Donald Morrison from Middle Ridge had horse clippers that he used to cut and trim his horse's hair to keep the animal looking trim and fit.  He never had a car. Instead he used a horse for work on the farm. He also used the horse for pleasure as he drove his wife EffieAnnabel by sleigh or wagon to Cape North. to the store or to church.  
At haymaking time, the horse was extremely important. Much preparation went into making sure the horse was ready for all the extra work. The horse was exercised regularly before haymaking began and the horse seemed to sense the excitement and work that was coming. Some of the horses he had were Sally and Charlie.Sally lived and worked over twenty years on his farm.
Description: Has three holes in it. Teeth.  "Flexible Shaft Company Ltd."
"Toronto No. Patented 361 "
History of Use: This Blade was used in  horse clippers.