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Whippletree, Singletree
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Title: Whippletree, Singletree
Identifier: 990.1.8
Donor: Thompson Adamson
Item Date: 1880-1930
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Long, rounded and narrow wooden piece with three metal rings. Marked "3831."

Whippletrees were used to balance the pulls on draught animals, or working animals when transporting a plough or log, for example. Singletrees were a special kind of whippletree but the term also referred to whippletrees in general. For two animals working side by side, a double-tree was the term used. A whippletree consisted of a wooden or metal bar behind the animal with traces, or straps attached to the ends.

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