Castration tongs

identifier

ID 798

morphology

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 91.0666 L=44,5cm WD=13cm WT=2250gr
alias
castrator (syn.)
alias
castrating tongs (syn.)
alias
emasculator tongs (syn.)
description

The castration tongs (1) are relatively heavy (approx. 2-5 kg) tongs with long arms (approx. 30 cm) and a wide beak (approx. 8 cm) with strongly curved jaws, which are used to castrate bulls.

If necessary, there is a U-shaped bracket on the underside of one of the arms that can be placed on the knee as support.

The jaws of the forceps are placed successively behind both testicles - at the level of the spermatic cord - and the forceps are squeezed closed for about thirty seconds. After a few days, the scrotum begins to shrivel; the testicles shrink and die.

See also the emasculator scissors. [MOT]

(1) See BERTHELON.