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Harness question

I’ve found several of these over the years. Are they part of a harness? Are they brass or copper?


  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 8,913 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could very well be
    Growing up on a dairy farm, I missed the 'working horse' era by a generation but we had a couple hundred years worth of horse equipment in the old barns and stable.
    Seems like 'rings' were used on everything :)

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  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 703 ✭✭✭

    I have a couple of those on my bench waiting to be cleaned right now from recent finds. Thanks for asking.

  • rickoricko Posts: 79,051 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those rings were in common use on horse rigs of many types... often they were retained in leather - which, eventually wore out due to stresses... and rings were lost. Though I cannot tell from your pictures, likely they were brass. Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 4,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wrought iron and brass rings are common field finds in my neck of the woods. I save them, clean them up and use them on occasion. Peace Roy

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