Cow Milker's Assistant

This little implement, a cow's tail holder, will prevent a good deal of swearing


| October 2000


"This little implement will prevent a good deal of swearing. So you see, it has a moral bearing. Notwithstanding the practice is wicked, vulgar and ungentlemanly, a good many persons who milk cows, swear worse than 'our army did in Flanders,' when provoked thereto, by a rousing switch in the face with a vigorous cow's tail. 

"It does rather disturb one's equanimity, especially if the animal has just risen from her bed, where the tail has been recumbent in what certainly will give color and fragrance to the rose; but we should not be willing to jeopardize our veracity by saying that it is either of them in its present form.

"Letters a,a show the part attached to the large cord on the leg, just at the point of the hock: b,b, the jaw (now closed) into which the hair of the tail is inserted; and c,c, the springs by which the other parts are opened.

"We have used it, and find that it answers the purpose for which it was intended most admirably. It is made of brass, is perfectly simple, and will be wanted by all who have not razeed* their cows' tails.



"The Hon. John M. Ware of Seabrook, N.H., is the inventor of the implement, and, we understand, has secured a patent on it." FC 

*Editor's Note: The word "razeed," now rarely used, is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "to crop or shorten." It was sometimes custom in the mid-1800s to shorten the cows' tails to prevent the problem of "switch in the face." 














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