Large handmade iron shears were probably used to trim manes and tales of horses and mules. Shears belonged to John N. Crim who emigrated from NC. to Texas in 1875 and settled in northern Lee Co., Texas.
L. 29 cm (L. 11.42 in)
Place of Origin
Lee County (Tex.)
iron ; scissors and shears ; metalworking
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- metal -- iron (metal) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- equipment -- cutting equipment -- cutting tools -- shears (cutting tools) ; Activities Facet -- Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name) -- metalworking
Tools and Equipment for Materials -- animal husbandry tools and equipment -- animal care equipment -- tool, animal grooming -- shears, animal ; Tools and Equipment for Materials -- multiple use tools and equipment for materials -- scissors
animal care equipment and tack -- animal shears ; tools and equipment -- scissors and shears
Process or Technique
Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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