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Game Carrier

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T179
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1850 - 1925


This carrier was used by gamekeepers to carry dead birds.This Victorian game carrier was used to carry back dead birds after a shoot. Gamekeepers were employed to manage large estates and control vermin. By the late 19th century they were also expected to arrange pheasant shoots for the pleasure of the rich and landed gentry. This carrier, which is a factory-made example from oak, would have been able to carry several birds at once without damaging their feathers.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century or 20th century
Medium:Iron or steel.
Material(s):Ferrous metal or alloy
Place of Origin:England


Height:49.6 cm
Width:7.9 cm
Depth:2.5 cm