Tail docking machine, probably English, 19th century.

Tail docking machine, probably English, 19th century.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

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.

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