For the old people

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by olefin, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    I came across this the other day at the farm. I think I know what it's used for but not it's name, so any you old people remember what it's called? I say old but if any you young'uns have the answer that'll be fine. :big_smile:
     

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  2. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Is it for carrying blocks of ice?
     

  3. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    It was used to control a bull or horse. We called them a twitch.
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    I would have guessed something to pick up Hot Metal like a horseshoe or something couldnt tell you what its called tho
     
  5. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Give the man a cigar. He is right on the money here. :big_smile:
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    If Dale says thats what it is then I'm with him. LOL!
     
  7. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    We used them on the bulls nose. Dont remember a name.
     
  8. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    Great answer,you win reps...LOL
     
  9. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    What a nightmare it would be if my wife gets a hold of one of those! LMAO:lol:
     
  10. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    I have a buddy that shoes horses and he keeps a pair of them with his tools. now I no what they are for I just never asked.
     
  11. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Down south we call it a "Bull Lead" The prongs go into a bovine nose to control it. The rope was to throw a hitch around the handles and use it as a lead.A "Twitch"is a sledgehammer handle with a rope or chain loop on the end.It is used to twist around a horses or mules upper lip and control it.A "Hog holder is a pipe with a cable loop out of the end and a handle and locking device on the other end of the pipe.You put it over the the hogs snout and jaws,pull tight and control the hog.A man with the knowledge and the grip can control a Bull and a horse with his fingers,if he uses them in the bulls nose and the horses lip sort of like the Lead and the twitch.You can also control a horse by taking the correct part of his ear in your teeth,if you have the grip.I have done and used all of the above.I no longer have the grip for any,be it jaws or hands.Maybe that is where it all went.All of the above are still available for sale new.peewee-williams
     
  12. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    its a nose clamp, I have a stainless steel pair that I use on bulls and cows when holding their head still for dehorning or working around there head for any reason. Mine has a chain instead of a rope and they're not old, you can still buy them at any farm store. Any farmer on here should know what they are.
     
  13. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Just remember, if you are considering using any of these items on any kind of animal, four legged or human, they only work for so long. Then the area they are applied to becomes numb, rendering them useless. So work fast fellas! lol
     
  14. sds888

    sds888 New Member

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    Some of us young ones knew that one too. LOL I have never used one but I have seen them in fact I think I may have one in my attic.
    Stephen
     
  15. sds888

    sds888 New Member

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    fishhook you mentioned dehorning. Do you know where a guy could go to find some cow horns. My father use to get them and I would make some nice hunting horns out of them. Now I dont know where he would get them. I would like to make some more for the kids in the family. Thanks
    Stephen
     
  16. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Well most people have it almost right.
    But you use it on DH when its out of control. HEHE
    Yes will sure make a bull, Horse or other animal stand still.\


    Pete
     
  17. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    I'm old but sorry do not know what it is for, glsd some of the others do.
     
  18. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    Dale, you're on the money with that answer brother, but were not (OLD).....HU
     
  19. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Yep I agree. Daddy called them nose pliers and we used them on cattle. The chain loop on a handle was used for horses and mules and we called them a nose twist.

    ST
     
  20. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Gosh Dafin Like Just ststed above if the Wives see these we could All be in big Trouble Bad Boy Bad Boy! L.O.L. J.D.Straka