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Box for W.W. Greener's Humane and Instantaneous Horse Killer (Pocket Pattern)

Date: c 1930
Overall: 45 x 190 mm
Medium: Cardboard, ink
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from NYK Line (Australia) Pty Ltd
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Box
Object No: 00016832
Place Manufactured:London

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    HistoryIn 1895, W.W. Greener invented the world's first Humane Killer, a gun designed to kill cattle, sheep, pigs and horses, quickly and easily. This instrument was adopted by the War Office, for use in the Veterinary, Remount and Butchering Departments, and by the Admiralty for its Victualling yards. The instrument was also modified to use .310 caliber cartridges. After several years, the models became obsolete in the 1960s and ammunition for the older models was impossible to obtain.
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