Re: Cow Brands...?
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 11, 2004, 17:26|
David Peterson wrote:
> Anyway, while I was contemplating what the Cherokee syllabary could
> have to do with a Mexican restaurant, it was pointed out to me that they
> might, in
> fact, be cow brands. This made me wonder if it was done all over the
> nevertheless, it is (was?) done here. And I was wondering: Does anyone
> anything about the insignia used to brand cows or other livestock? Is
> sort of website that collects such insigniae? I figure if there was
> that knew,
> someone here would.
Google, as usual, knows (search "cattle brands")-- among others:
No doubt one of the sites gets into the history and design aspects. One
would suspect maybe they got the idea from the Spanish. Now that I think of
it, some of the brands resemble the logos that late medieval printers used.