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MacDonald House Museum


Accession number: 1980.04.04
Date: before 1980
Materials: Metal
Description: This is a brush-shaped object with metal teeth and a red handle.
History of Use: Currycombs are generally used to remove surface dirt from the coats of horses or other livestock. They also help to increase the flow of natural oils in a horse’s skin. This currycomb, also called a Fitch currycomb, is made of metal. It may have been used to groom cattle or horses. Another purpose of the metal currycomb is to clean grooming brushes. The grooming brush is moved across the teeth of the metal currycomb as the brush accumulates dirt.