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Re: Spurs

#91 Post by nrobertb » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:34 am

At one time Renalde was the largest maker of bits and spurs in America but they went out of business in 1980.
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#92 Post by ffuries » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:05 pm

I know nothing about spurs other than how it's spelt, that said dumb question time. Is there a left and right or are they interchangeable?
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#93 Post by nrobertb » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:57 pm

It depends. If there is any decoration it will only be on one side, so there is a left and a right spur. Some simple spurs, like this Buermann pair, are interchangeable.
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#94 Post by ffuries » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:59 pm

nrobertb wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:57 pm
It depends. If there is any decoration it will only be on one side, so there is a left and a right spur. Some simple spurs, like this Buermann pair, are interchangeable.
Cool, thank you for the education. From some pictures I've seen the leather portion that goes over the front of the boot appeared to be an irregular shape, although it could be an optical illusion. Hence the right left question, and yes they were decorated so it makes sense to me now.
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#95 Post by nrobertb » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:51 am

Many spur makers also offered bits. This one is from Renalde.
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#96 Post by nrobertb » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:14 am

Here is another pair of prison made spurs. They usually aren't marked with the name of the maker, but are recognizable by their characteristics.
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#97 Post by nrobertb » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:51 pm

Adolph Bayers made spurs in Gilliland, Texas from the 1930's into the 1970's. His work was popular with cowboys and polo players. Most pieces were custom made.
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#98 Post by nrobertb » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:09 pm

Several members of the Boone family produced spurs, bit and other items in incredible profusion in several different states.
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#99 Post by nrobertb » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:37 am

Another pair of Boone spurs.
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#100 Post by nrobertb » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:22 pm

Randy Butters of Homer, Michigan has made over a thousand pairs of spurs since the 1980s.
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#101 Post by nrobertb » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:27 am

Here is a pair of early California style spurs.
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#102 Post by nrobertb » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:21 am

These spurs by E. Garcia are a copy of the ones worn by early cowboy star Tom Mix.
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#103 Post by nrobertb » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:59 pm

An old Frazier catalog.
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#104 Post by nrobertb » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:33 pm

Here's a pair of McChesney "gal leg" spurs. The rowels are unusual in that they only rotate part way. They look like the ones shown in the above catalog.
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#105 Post by nrobertb » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:53 pm

Here is a rather crude pair marked Keith.
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