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Catalog Number 0002.104.002
Description Oxshoe, c. 1915-1935. Oxshoe in the shape of a crescent with raised flat ends. A narrow trench with 7 holes runs along the outer crescent edge.
Object Name Oxshoe
Collection 3D - Animal Husbandry Tools & Equipment
Title Oxshoe, c. 1915-1935
Date c. 1915-1935
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text none
Provenance Transporation Technology
Found on Site of Abandoned Mill
Notes "Most people know that horses wear shoes to protect their hooves from wear and to improve traction. Many don’t know that oxen can be shod as well. Oxen have a split hoof, and can wear two shoes on each foot. Thus a fully shod ox wears 8 shoes. "
[http://ruralblacksmith.blogspot.com/2009/09/like-shoes-on-ox.html 09/28/2015]
Dimensions H-0.5 W-5 D-3 inches
Search Terms Transportation
Animal Power
Ox Accessories
Oxen
Shoes
Subjects Ox teams
Shoes