Tail docking machine, probably English, c 19th century.
Image number: 10287457
Tail docking machine made of steel, brass and wood. The practice of tail docking started hundreds of years ago. These instruments were used to amputate dogs' tails to suit breeders' standards.
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- Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
- Date taken:
- 20 October 2003 12:40
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- Science Museum