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Veterinary Fleam set

Organisation
Thornbury & District Heritage Trust
Type
Disposal
Date posted
29.07.2022
Object Description

A pocket fleam set,used for letting blood from horses.
Brass handle in which fit 4 fleam blades and a knife blade. Stamped BOWDEN on each blade.
Notes accompanying: A four bladed pocket fleam and cutting blade. Each has a triangular shape at end (different sizes) which was placed o et a large vein and structure h with a bloodstick (small mallet). Fleams were popular from the early 18C, it being a common belief that letting blood was a cure all for horses (and humans).
V good condition, marks of use but still sharp and unrustec.

Contact

Stan Morrissey
enquiries@thornburymuseum.org.uk
01454 418412 home
c/o The Town Hall
35 High Street, Thornbury
Bristol
BS35 2AR
United Kingdom

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