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Ox yoke
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Title: Ox yoke
Identifier: V.134.74 a-c
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. N.A. Armstrong
Item Date: 1800-1900
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Wooden ox yoke for two animals. The main body (a) is formed from a single piece of wood that is curved and has a dip near each end. There are four bolts on each side of the yoke. There is a metal loop at slight rise at centre of the yoke with a metal ring through it. Parts (b) and c) are 2 elongated 'horseshoe' shaped strips of wood slotted into 2 holes at each dip in the yoke.

Originally belonged to the Durham family who came from New Jersey to the Niagara District in about 1788.

A Yoke is a device usually worn across the shoulders in order to assist in carrying heavy loads. Yokes, such as a bow yoke, are used especially for animals like oxen or horses. Yokes are often fit for more than one animal so that they can work side by side.
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