The cord and steel objects were brought along to the BBC Suffolk event at Ipswich Museum on Tuesday, 16 February, 2010 by Ray Hubbard from the Suffolk Punch Museum.
This device, made in 1880, was used to control an unruly horse but remain inconspicuous.
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