Castration clamps, English, c 1700.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Castration clamps, English, c 1700.

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Description

These castration clamps were manufactured by Samuel Bishop. Animals were castrated to prevent inferior males from breeding. Castration was one of the first steps towards improved breeding practices and selective breeding.
 

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10287452
 

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