Bullock-holder

identifier

ID 314

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 83.0399 L=20cm WD=8cm WT=230gr. Inscription: AESCULA VAN DAMME image crown / asclepius sign.

holotype

MOT V 91.0677 L=28cm WD=12cm WT=300gr

holotype

MOT V 91.0678 L=34cm WD=11cm WT=250gr

holotype

MOT V 91.0679 L=13,5cm WD=9cm WT=150gr

holotype

MOT V 96.0283 L=11,5cm WD=7cm WT=200gr

holotype

MOT V Dv 0011 L=18cm WD=8cm WT=200gr. Inscription: 2.

holotype

MOT V Dv 1450 L=19,5cm WD=10,5cm WT=225gr

alias

bull leader pincer (syn.) (PATRIDGE: 196)
description

When a bull is not ringed, the farmer can keep it under control with the help of a bullock-holder. He places the pliers on the septum in the nose and presses the arms closed. The bull must keep its head still so as not to be in pain. The jaws are wide and round. They end in two spheres so as not to hurt the septum. There is an eye on each end of the arm so that the farmer can tie a rope to it. There can also be a link through the eyes.

Another model consists of two levers of the third type in which a ring or a spring slides over the arms to press or not close the jaws, sometimes a screw is also used for this.

See also the bull leader. [MOT]