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Vintage Working Horse Hame Hooks Gallery

Ozwrenches has a modest collections of Horse Hame Hooks

Pictured below are some images from our collection.

If you would like to contribute pictures to this page, please make contact on the link above.

We do have some duplicates to trade or sell.

Hame Hooks

Drenching Bits

Catalogue Material

Hook Information
Hame Hooks
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Large roughly numbered 1
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked No2
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked No 3
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked 4 1/4
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "A"
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked A7024
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked A10648
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked ACE in heart, Unbreakable

Pic © Ozwrenches.

This must be by Lanes - similar symbol used on rabbit traps

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Ace in text, no heart.


Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "Made Expressley for GOLDBERG Bros"
then ACE in heart" see also under Goldberg

Pic © Ozwrenches.

ACME

Pics Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked AJAX, then initials  - possibly CG&S, ??????????
Hook Picture Courtesy Frank Slevin.
Photo of D. Altston works from Museum of Victoria, in the public domain.
Notes from Museum about the photo: 

Owner, Family & Staff of D. Altson Victoria Saddle & Harness Factory, Melbourne, circa 1880

Pic © Ozwrenches.
Closed hook Altson variation
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Closed hook Altson variation, looks to be the same as the one above

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin

Anchor Brand Pictorial (1)


Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin

Anchor Brand Pictorial (2)

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Anchor Brand Pictorial (3) - similar to 2, but lighter font
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
ANCHOR text
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
ARNOTT text, marked same both sides

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Arrow Brand

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
ATLAS

Pic © Ozwrenches.

AUSTRAL

Pic © Ozwrenches.

AUSTRAL on map

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
AUSTRAL BRAND
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
AUSTRAL Made in England
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
AUSTRAL 1
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
AUSTRAL No2
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "Made in England For BARRINGTON & SMITH, MELBOURNE 20/6" "WARRANTED FORGED " on the
 back of the hook
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "Made in England For BARRINGTON & SMITH, MELBOURNE" 20/6" Similar to above, may be the same.
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "Made in England For BARRINGTON & SMITH, MELBOURNE" 21/7" Similar to above, but the numbers have advanced by 1.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marked "BEAR BRAND"


Pic © Ozwrenches.
Bennett Chains Trade Mark
Pic Courtesy Clancy Bush
Said to be Bison in a stamp
Boomerang Brand Hames in advertising
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Boomerang Pictorial with the words BRAND FORGED beneath
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Boomerang best forged, all text.
Buffalo -1 (Bison) Pictorial - Copper medallion inlaid and riveted into forged hook.
Inscription reads:
Marked "Warranted Steel, Made in USA", + numbers
Buffalo -2 (Bison) Pictorial - Forged mark, buffalo in profile.
Inscription reads:
Marked "USA ???le COMPANY BUFFALO N.Y."
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin

Trade Mark BUSHMAN

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marked "BWB Warranted Forged"

No info, please make contact if you can provide any info

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Warranted Forged Pictorial Bull's Head (#1)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Warranted Forged Pictorial Bull's Head (#2)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Warranted Forged Pictorial Bull's Head (#3)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Warranted Forged Pictorial Calf's Head (#1)


Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin 

"cas" in a stirrup

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"cas" in a stirrup
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"CAS" in script letters
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"CHAMPION"

Pic © Ozwrenches.

"CLIMAX"

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"CLIPPER"

Pic © Ozwrenches.

CLUX Brand

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Closed Loop type, no hook, trace would have the hook

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Another unmarked hook, unusual design, with three hooks - I am told this was to take up to 3 chains from traces.

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin

Hame Hook marked "COCKATOO" under a pictorial Cockatoo.
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"COCKATOO" Pictorial over text
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"COCKATOO" Pictorial over text, different stamp to the one above

Pic © Frank Slevin

marked - The Colonial

Pic © Ozwrenches.

COO-EE

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"COOEE" text 32mm long
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"COO-EE" text 47mm long

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Cornstalk Brand Warrented Forged

Pic © Ozwrenches.

P & C Patent Cornstalk Brand Steel Tipped

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"CORNSTALK BRAND" in a small oval
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"CORNSTALK BRAND" in a large oval
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"CORNSTALK" text only

Pic © Ozwrenches.

"CROWNALL UBREAKABLE".

Name is shown on a scroll across a crown.

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin

"CROWNALL UBREAKABLE".

Name is shown on a scroll across a crown. 

slight layout variation on the preceding one

Pic © Ozwrenches.

"SUPER CROWNALL UBREAKABLE".

Name is shown on a scroll across a crown.

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin

"CROWNALL STEEL". etched outline. Marked the same both sides

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
"CROWNALL"
Crown impressed
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
"CROWNALL"
Crown outlined
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Horizontal Diamond outline
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Faint diamond symbol, with something in the centre

Pic © Ozwrenches.

DINGO BRAND

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
DINGO BRAND
slight variation in font to previous
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
DINKUM in circle

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Downee Reg All Steel

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Downee Reg All Steel

Variation on the one above

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
WARRANTED
G. DOYLE PARKES IN CIRCLE
FORGED

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marked: WARRENTED FORGED, GREATREX & SON Ld, DREADNOUGHT BRAND"

Also filed under GREATREX & SON Ld

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Pictorial Drafthorse on Nickel heart shaped pad

 

Pictorial Drafthorse on Nickel oval shaped pad (from NZ)

Pic © Ozwrenches.
Pictorial Dragon. Gold Plated.

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Pictorial Dragon.
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Pictorial Dragon. with DRAGON in text
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Initials D.V
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Initials E B - not know who they refer to - can you help?

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Eliza Tinsley

Pic © Ozwrenches.

EMPIRE

Echo Brand advertising, waiting for an image of the real thing

EMU and ECHO brands by Butler Bros, Walsall

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
ECHO in circle, Warranted Forged 

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Warranted EMU Brand

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
EMU in oval circle, Warranted Forged
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
EMU in text only
Pic Courtesy Clancy Bush
EMU in circle on Brass scales
Pic Courtesy Clancy Bush
Small EMU pictorial. (looking for a better image)
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
EMU pictorial (No 1) Grants patent on the back
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
EMU pictorial (No 2)
Grants patent on the back
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
EMU pictorial (No 3)
Grants patent on the back
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
EMU pictorial (No 4), Grants patent on the back
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
EPSOM text only
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
"EUREKA" text only.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Warranted, Farrants Melbourne
Farrants Corner Hardware
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957)

  • Page 14

  • SADDLES.-FARRANTS PTY LTD for 45 years

Manufacturing Victorla's best Riding Saddles, every style and weight. Better trees, guaranteed workmanship.
Stock Pack Saddles £4 mtd. Queensland Stock or Poley Saddles £5 complete;
Strong Bridles 8 6 10, Wheat King Plough Collars 28 & 30, 35.
Winkers 8 6: Hames, Chain-ware sets, Jinker Harness £6.
Spring Cart and Delivery Harness a specialty.
Sundry Parts lowest prices. Repairs best attention.
Secondhand Harness, Collars Saddles.
Illustrated catalogue of new saddlery post free

FARRANTS corner Hardware / Little Bourke Streets, Melbourne.

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Warranted FARRANTS P L MELBOURNE FORGED

Very similar to the one shown above - may be the same with poorly struck bottom line on the one above.
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
FARRANTS text only

Pic © Ozwrenches.

FENKO

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Initials F H not known who this is, help required.
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
E. FISCHER not known who this is, help required.

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
FN in triangle
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
FN UNBREAKABLE
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
FN UNBREAKABLE - minor variation on the one above
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
FORGED
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "Made Expressley for GOLDBERG Bros
then ACE in heart" see also under ACE
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Text only, which reads "GRANTS PATENT No 2817/31"
This inscription is on the back of each of the pictorial emus above"

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marked: WARRENTED FORGED, GREATREX & SON Ld, DREADNOUGHT BRAND"

Also filed under DREADNOUGHT BRAND

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "WARRANTED FORGED GREATREX DREADNAUGHT"
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "GREATREX & SON MELBOURNE
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "HAMWOOD TOOWOOMBA"

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marhed HAYES on both sides. This is a NZ item by the Fencing strainer company Hayes. Rare.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

HERCULES

Pic © Ozwrenches.

HIPPO

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Pictorial shows an animal, possibly a dog in rampant position against a tree or wall.

We need a better example to get a better picture.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Holdfast (2)Text only

Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked with the impressed shape of a horse
Pic © Ozwrenches.
Hudsons Stores Warranted Forged Melbourne

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marked "W H HUNTER & Co SADDLERS MELBOURNE"

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marked "Hunter"

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "'HUNTER' ALL STEEL" 
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked " HUNTER FORGED"
Pic Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked "WARRANTED HUNTER HAND FORGED"

Pic © Ozwrenches.

INVINCIBLE Warrented Forged

Pic © Ozwrenches.

INVINCIBLE Warrented Forged (2)

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked INVINCIBLE in an arc
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked INVINCIBLE in a semi-circle
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked INVINCIBLE in a straight line
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked INVULNERABLE PATENT HAME No 243?2

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Jelbart Hame Hitch, seen at a rally - we are looking for one or a pair of these.

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked K in circle

Pic © Ozwrenches.

KRAFT brand hame hook (Made in England on the Hame)

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked: "KRAFT REGD ALLSTEEL"
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked KRAFT + U in circle
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked" The LACHLAN HAME"
Pic © Courtesy Clancy Bush
Pictorial Star above text - "THE LACHLAN"
 

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Lion Pictorial (#1)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Lion Pictorial (#2)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Lion Pictorial (#3)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Lion pictorial (#4)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Lion pictorial (#5)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Lion pictorial (#6)

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Small Mark "M" in circle 
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked:  "MH No1" Is this Massey Harris?
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked:  Marked:  "MH No2" Is this Massey Harris?
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked:  Marked:  "MH UNBREAKABLE No2" Is this Massey Harris?

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked: Marked:  "MH No3" Is this Massey Harris?
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked; MILLS & SON MAKERS WALSALL"
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked: "MP"

Pic © Ozwrenches

Monarch letters in horizontal Diamond

Pic © Ozwrenches

Monarch Brand letters in a circle

Pic Courtesy Clancy Bush
Brass scale with text stamped "T. MORRIS, horse pict, WALHAM GREEN'
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked:"ORCHARD"

Pic © Ozwrenches.

ORCHID Brand

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked: "OYO"

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Ploughman Brand Pictorial, Warranted Forged

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Reliable (1)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Reliable (2)

Pic Courtesy Clancy Bush
RISING SUN PICTORIAL

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marked Warranted RJD Forged (2)

No info on RJD.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marked Warranted RJD Forged (2)

No info on RJD.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#1)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#2)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#3)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#4)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#6)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#7)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#8)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#9)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#9B), very similar to Kangaro #9 above, but missing the words "Malleable steel" and slight variation in the picture.

Pic ©Steve O'Connor
Kangaroo (#9C) slight variation on 9A & 9B above.
Found near the old Cobb & Co yard site at Middleton between Winton and Boulia, Qld.


      

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#10)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#11)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (#12) Stamped D. Vaughan in two places.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo cartoon on lowered background.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Kangaroo (New-4)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Pictorial Dog?

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marked: "SULLIVAN & ALLAN, PATENT, APPLICATION 1858, PLY???

This hook appears to have started out with double hooks and one has been worn through: this may be a feature of the patent application ie, the ability to swap the chains to the other hook rather than have the whole lot attended to by a blacksmith.

Note that the hames are large and of solid steel construction.

Info and ideas sought.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Marked: "SULLIVAN & ALLAN, PATENT, APPLICATION 1858, PLY???

This hook has been repaired with a replacement hook

Note that the hames are large and of solid steel construction.

Info and ideas sought.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Swan Brand

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Warrented Swan Brand Forged

Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked: Oval with Tasmanian Tiger inside and TIGER BRAND outside
 
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Marked: "REGISTERED Triskelion TRADE MARK" all within a circle.
The flag of the Isle of Mann depicts a Triskelion at the center. However, instead of spirals, the three sections feature legs, moving in a counterclockwise direction.

In this case horse legs have been substituted for human ones. We have not been able to determine the maker of these hooks, but the third one also has initials EBS
Our ref: Triskelion No 1
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Triskelion within a circle
Our ref: Triskelion No 2
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Triskelion within a circle, letters EBS and word below which is partiall obscured but visible portion is "BUT?????S" perhas BUTRESS?
Our ref: Triskelion No 3
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Triskelion within a circle
Our ref: Triskelion No 4
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Triskelion within a circle
Our ref: Triskelion No 5
Pic © Courtesy Frank Slevin
Triskelion within a circle
Our ref: Triskelion No 6
Pic © Ozwrenches.
TROJAN BRAND (Gold Plated)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

U (Unbreakable?)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

U 1-1/2 (Unbreakable?)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Unicorn Brand

Pic Courtesy Clancy Bush
Large UNICORN impressed.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Utility No 2B

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Utility No 3B

Pic Courtesy Clancy Bush
Impressed incomplete outline of an old world idea of a WALLABY

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Wattle in oval

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Wheel Brand Pictorial. Notice that the letters of the words "WARRANTED FORGED" are interspersed between the spokes, and "WHEEL BRAND" words are outside the wheel..

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Wheel Brand Pictorial. variation on the one above - Notice that the words "WARRANTED FORGED" are outside the wheel. and there are fewer spokes. The "WHEEL BRAND" are on a scroll lying horizontally across the wheel centre.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Wheel Pictorial

This should have a brass or copper disc in the middle depicting a Bison with writing in the shape of coin or medallion.

 

Horse Drenchers  

Pic © Ozwrenches.

This drenching bit was used by 1st W W light horse.

Pics © Greg Hannon

Rudduck Melbourne Drenching bit..

Mr Rudduck from my research was an interesting business man and veterinarian who signed up for the Boer War and also the First War.(from Mr Hannon)

Pic © Ozwrenches.

This drenching bit - is a mystery to me - info required.

   
Some Catalogue Material  

Catalogue, undated by Job Wheway & Son, Walsall, England

Catalogue, undated by Job Wheway & Son, Walsall, England

Extracted from the Wheway catalogue above

Extracted from the Wheway catalogue above

Extracted from the Wheway catalogue above

Extracted from the Wheway catalogue above

Extracted from the Wheway catalogue above

Extracted from the Wheway catalogue above

Extracted from the Wheway catalogue above