[Sca-cooks] OT/OOP strange tool

Jackie Baker jackie.isobel at gmail.com
Fri May 22 04:04:55 PDT 2009

> Hi Doc,

my (farm background) husband assures me that this is a tool used in the
dental care of a horse.  It is apparently used to hold the horse's lips
outof the way and hold the head down, so you can get a file to the horse's

so it would appear that (at least according to my Husband) you are really
close with your idea of "cow-lip-stretcher".


also known as Isobel.

> My dad has this unusual object on his office desk.  It's some sort of
> stainless steel hand tool - possibly farm related.  None of us in the
> family (including him) can figure out what it is, and not knowing has
> been bugging me for years.
> I've finally managed to get (crappy) pictures of the thing up online ...
> http://medievalcookery.blogspot.com/2009/05/modern-mystery.html
> Anyone here have any ideas?
> - Doc

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