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Antique Drenching Bits For Medicating Horses
"Nine out of ten horsemen probably don't know what they are. The only reason I know is that my Dad and Granddad farmed with horses and often used them," says J.H. Werking about the unusual "drenching bits" he found at a farm auction.
Recently shown in the "Draft Horse Journal", Werking's bits were used to give horses liquid medicine. A funnel on one side feeds the medicine into the hollow mouthpiece which had holes in it.
The bits date back to the early 1900's. Werking found one listed in the 1909 Sears catalog.
"I've been offered $200 apiece for them, but they're not for sale at any price," says Werking.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, J. H. Werking, P.O. Box 335, Yarnell, Ariz. 85362 (ph 520 427-3228).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #1