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North Highlands Community Museum

Blade


Accession number: 2013.4.136
Object type: Cutter
Date: before 1970
Materials: Metal
Measurements: 7.5 cm W x 5 cm H
Marks/Label: "Chicago USA Patented ME-19_M Jan 12 - 15"
Others writings not legible.
Patent: Patented ME-19_M Jan 12 - 15
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. The blade was held in a tin box.
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 Effie 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: Three holes in blade with teeeth on one edge.  "Chicago USA Patented ME - 19 - M Jan 12-15"
The other writings are not legible.
History of Use:
This Blade was used in horse clippers.