Butteris, ca. 1820

Contributed by Davistown Museum

Description

This tool (also spelled Butteress or Buttress) is used by a farrier for paring a horse's hoof. The long handle rests against the shoulder and pressure is applied by moving the shoulder forward. Sometimes this tool is used to accomplish the same functions of a hoof knife.

Size: 16 1/2" long, 1 15/16" wide blade.

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About This Item

  • Title: Butteris, ca. 1820
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Media: Steel, forged iron and wood
  • Local Code: TCF3000
  • Collection: Historic Maritime III (1800-1840): Boomtown Years & the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
(207) 288-5126
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