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just wondering what this even is...found in a civil war era log house

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    Posted 10 years ago

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    i am in the demolition business...torn additions off of a civil war era log house when i went in the attic i found this and a old crosscut saw..just wondered what this item is....thanks chris

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    1. Wayne, 10 years ago
      A protective collar for dogs used during bear and other big game hunting...
    2. gotwire gotwire, 10 years ago
      It's a calf weaner. The round part would slip over the calves nose and the strap around the neck. The cows would get a poke when the calves tried to suckle, and would kick them off. Here's some pic's of other weaners or blabs. Hundreds were patented.
    3. Mrj303 Mrj303, 10 years ago
      Wow, how harsh! Our weaning practices are much easier lol. What time period was this used?
    4. gotwire gotwire, 10 years ago
      I would say this one is 30s-50s. Here's a patent of one from the 1800's Funny drawing, but it gives how they were used.
    5. whompascatjr, 10 years ago
      ok thanks been trying to find out for a while
    6. Alex, 10 years ago
      Apparently these were used to protect farm animals from coyote attacks. I have also seen something much like this used to ween calfs off of the mothers milk.

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