Historic Tools of North Castle


This device at Smith’s Tavern is a cowpoke, which is a wooden collar that helped prevent cows from getting under or through a fence.  The loop part of the device goes around the cow’s neck so the wooden shaft hangs down between the cow’s front legs; the horizontal block of wood would be against the cow’s chest.  

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Catalog Items:

Item T112

Location:Panel 15
Length: 112 cm
Width: 20 cm
Height: 7 cm
Weight: 1057 g