Branding Stamp, Flexopad; Cooper, McDougall & Robertson Ltd; 1945-1950; WY.1989....

Name/Title

Branding Stamp, Flexopad

About this object

This is a sheep branding pad which appears unused. It is made from heavyweight enamelled metal, and the leather pad at the base is held in place with wingnut screws.

Advertising from the 1940s tells us that the Fleopad cuts branding down to half the time, with one fill sufficient for 400 sheep. 'No more unwieldy pot and stick methods - no slopping and wasting liquid.' However, this is not a common item, so it never really took off.

Maker

Cooper, McDougall & Robertson Ltd

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1945-1950

Period

1940s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
organic, processed material, animal, skin, cow skin, cow leather

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in white ink on brand: 'WY 89 422'.
Branded: 'FLEXOPAD'
'THE AUTOMATIC'
'SHEEP BRAND'
with distributor information

Measurements

h 135 mm x w 185 mm x d 120 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Object Type

tools

Object number

WY.1989.422

Rights

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Tags
1940s
Agriculture

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