Tail docking machine, probably English, c 19th century.

Image number: 10287456

Tail docking machine, probably English, c 19th century.

Tail docking machine made of steel and wood. The practice of tail docking started hundreds of years ago. These instruments were used to amputate dogs tails to suit breeders standards.

Image number:
10287456
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:40
Image rights:
Science Museum