Butcher's scabbard and belt; unknown maker; 1940-1950; MT2014.4.1

Name/Title

Butcher's scabbard and belt

About this object

Scabbard; butcher's scabbard and belt from the Mataura Freezing Works. We think it dates from the 1940s and is of the type that the last of the solo butchers would have used before the chain system was introduced in Mataura in 1947. This type of scabbard was also used following the introduction of chain mechanisation. They were replaced by plastic scabbards in the late 1950s to comply with new hygiene regulations.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Leather worker

Date Made

1940-1950

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, skin, cow leather
organic, vegetal, wood

Measurements

w 90 mm x h 300 mm
medium

width measured at widest point

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura freezing works

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated

Object Type

equipment

Object number

MT2014.4.1

Copyright Licence  

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