The nose knows: Hog snouters helped discourage hogs from rooting
Four sets of snouters from Jim Hicks' collection. Left to right: Casting reads "Dr. Miller Pig Snouter Pat. Sep 20 88"; unidentified, with leaf spring between the handles; unidentified, coiled spring; cast with "Rhu Bros. Pat. Feb. 1882 Mfg. Chicago, Ill."
Demonstrating the Dr. Miller snouter. Jim Hicks is careful to note that the snout shown here is a commercially produced dog treat, "not a live demo!"