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Bridle ( more details)

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Mule bridle with blinkers attached to the cheek pieces and a loose ring snaffle bit with clip on reins. This is a typical piece of tack that would have been used on mules pulling canal boats. The blinkers, or blinders, worked to keep the mule focused on the towpath ahead of them.


Public domain

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1824-1938

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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