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MacPhee House Community Museum

Stirrup


Accession number: 1997.004.029
Date: before 1997
Materials: Iron
Measurements: 11.5 cm L x 4 cm W x 13 cm H
Marks/Label:

Paper Label "F-016"

Narrative:

The stirrup is a basic invention advancing the capabilities of a horseback rider by providing leverage by the feet and legs. This has proved lastingly useful - see http://www.strangehorizons.com/2001/20010924/stirrup.shtml

Our example is probably from the late 1800s, and its size suggests it was made for a smalller foot.

Description: Iron "D" shaped hoop with lower portion a flattened oval.