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Hog yoke

Object Number: 
1938.293
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Wood (hickory?), iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 2 in. ( 61 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Wood hog poke consisting of two horizontal pieces with holes pierced at ends and two tapering vertical pieces or pegs which fit through these holes; one peg held high in place with a hand wrought iron nail.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this object was called a hog yoke and was used around obstinate pigs' necks to stop them from going under the gate or through the fence.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group