The stubs of two nails survive but are too worn and corroded to see their form. A Medieval to Post Medieval iron horseshoe which has an angular inner profile and a right-angled calkin on one heel only. There would appear to be four nail holes on each branch. This horse shoe is very similar to one on page 41 of Bailey, G. The horseshoe measures 117.95mm in length, 120.77mm at its widest, 5.1mm in thickness and weighs 149.96. The object is a typical U-shape in plan and is almost complete. The number and location of the nail holes cannot be determined due to corrosion. Clark, J, 2004, The Medieval Horse and its Equipment, Museum of London Press, London, p. Dimensions: 115mm in length, 117mm in width, 15mm thick, 425g.The shoe has three nail holes on one side and four on the other with six rectangular headed nails extant, each standing proud of the shoe. Three nails are visible protruding from holes around the shoe, the remailing holes are filled with iron corrosion product. There is no evidence of a fuller, clip or calkins although corrosion may be obscuring features and breaks. An incomplete iron horseshoe of probable medieval date (c. The horseshoe exhibits similarities to Clark's "Transitional" or "Later medieval" types It exhibits a broad web and a broad margin between the outer edge of the shoe and the nail holes, as well as a calkin at one terminus. Semi-circular object with a broken shank projecting from its straight side.Swanstrom also designed a new model, the first shoe with full-sized hooks and lengthwise heel calks. That design became the Eagle Ringer, a leading seller for four decades.
Collectors are constantly coming across Diamond shoes, which is evidence that Diamond was a major manufacturer of pitching shoes, dating back as early as 1924.Our famous visitors are said to include the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin who had a residence in nearby Thaxted and Edward VII the then Prince of Wales on his frequent visits to see his good friend Sir Walter Gilbey at Elsenham Hall.We are the current inn-keepers of this beautiful Grade II Listed building and aim to serve you with fine ale and great home-cooked food with friendly hospitality.Yes, initially, the first Double Ringer was a hookless shoe.Fashioned after Putt Mossman's innovative patent, many new models of pitching shoes with small hooks appeared in the early 1930s.