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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 > possibly > 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 > world, > but > nevertheless, it is (was?) done here. And I was wondering: Does anyone > know > anything about the insignia used to brand cows or other livestock? Is > there > some > sort of website that collects such insigniae? I figure if there was > anyone > 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.


Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>