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

Image number: 10287457

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

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.

Image number:
10287457
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:40
Image rights:
Science Museum