An Antique Manger Chog or Tie-Up Bobbin

I wrote a short blog (here) about these manger balls / chogs a while ago.

They are variously known as chogs, sliders, manger balls, manger logs and tying up bobbins.
They were traditionally used to weight a rope that passed through a ring or slot in a manger and attached to the halter or headcollar, thus allowing the horse to move but preventing the rope from looping dangerously.

This example is turned from a single piece of very heavy wood or lignum vitae
It is smooth and almost black with a few flashes of gold coloured wood.

It has a good aged patina with a few scratches and markss from use.

Dimensions : Height 3¼" (8.5cm), Diameter 3¼" (8.5cm)
Weight 516g (1lb 2¼oz)

Ref : Bobbin008

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