Historical information

Horse drawn vehicles were used by the City of Kew to draw a number of vehicles including garbage carts. These clippers were used to groom council-owned horses.


A well-provenaced piece of equipment used to groom council-owned horses. The item has local significance as a representative piece of equipment made redundant by the introduction of motorised vehicles.

Physical description

Metal horse clippers with wooden handles of a red colour.

Inscriptions & markings

Manufacturers label on box : "A. Martin's Improved Horse Clipper : Albert Martin & Co., Patentees and Manufacturers, London, England"
Similar manufacturer's markings on handles of the clipper.
The box notes that it was sourced from the City of Kew.