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Object ID # 2005.021.001
Object Name Leader, Livestock
Title Bull Leader Snap
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 20th-century
Made Ward & Payne
Place of Origin Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Description This is a metal "Bull Snap". This bull snap is socketed for a wooden handle (no longer extant). The metal is impress-stamped with WARD & PAYNE SHEFFIELD.
Makers mark Impress-stamped with WARD & PAYNE SHEFFIELD
Provenance Manufactured in Sheffield, England by the Ward & Payne company. In the early 20th century, a lot of English-made hardware was still being retailed in Canada.

Provenance unknown. Paula Niall purchased it at a garage sale in Grey County.

Collection Agricultural Tools & Equipment Collection
Material Steel
Dimensions L-24.9 Dia-3.7 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Niall, Paula
Function A bull leader was a device used to lead or control a bull. The snap would be attached to an existing ring in the nose of the bull. The rigid handle helped to keep a distance between the bull and the handler.