Horn was a material readily available to those working in agriculture. Most items are crudely made and undecorated, simply hollowed out and cut to make implements for a specific purpose. The horns (1 - 3) is an example of such a tool, with its characteristic obliquely cut opening thought to be for the administering of medicine to livestock. The simple container at (4) is a grease horn used by farmers to hold grease for applying to axles on carts or when sharpening tools using sand as an abrasive. The seed sower (5) was used to both store and sow seeds. It is fitted with a wooden base and a cork bung to keep out moisture. Horn combs (6 - 8) were used for grooming the winter coats of horses. Interestingly, one of them shows signs of resuming its natural curve.
Simple horns, such as the hunting horn (9) are one of the oldests instruments. Whistles (10 & 11) made from buffalo horn were made until the late 1950s. The two fleams (12 & 13) are tools used by vets or those tending livestock for the bleeding of animals. These steel instruments have horn handles and cases.