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#76 Post by nrobertb » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:05 pm

You really have to see a spur on a boot to get the full impact. Here a leather thong serves as a heel chain.
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#77 Post by nrobertb » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:49 pm

Here is a pair from Kelly Bros. Just the basics, but eminently serviceable.
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#78 Post by arky65 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:23 am

Not a cowboy or live in cowboy country but do appreciate the craftsmanship in the pics. I have an old workmate that is a hobby blacksmith. One of the things he likes to make are spurs, he has a nice collection of antique spurs he uses these as inspiration for his designs. Neat guy he makes most of his ranch tools and knives.

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#79 Post by nrobertb » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:18 am

Here is another Kelly pair. Pascal Kelly got started making spurs to earn money to travel to the 1904 World's Fair.
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#80 Post by nrobertb » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:56 am

Otto Ernst had a saddle shop in Wyoming. He sold the business in 1921 so these spur straps probably predate that.
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#81 Post by nrobertb » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:03 am

Some bozo really worked over this pair of McChesney spurs with a wire wheel. This not only destroyed its collector value but also looks terrible.
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#82 Post by nrobertb » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:19 am

A spur set by Rex Schnitger of Gillette, WY ca. 1932:
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#83 Post by nrobertb » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:08 pm

Here is a modern pair by John Kittelson of Dewey. AZ. He uses a rebus as a trademark.
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#84 Post by nrobertb » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:13 pm

Here is a modern pair by Danny Pollard of Merkel, TX.
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#85 Post by nrobertb » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:15 pm

Here are a pair of Madco spurs. I don't know anything about the maker.
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#86 Post by nrobertb » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:54 pm

Pretty fancy, eh? By Larry Peugen of Prescott, AZ.
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#87 Post by nrobertb » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:09 am

Here's a pair of Crockett spurs with the Texas lone star and a longhorn head.
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#88 Post by nrobertb » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:20 pm

These are unusual. They look like they were made out of an old rasp.
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#89 Post by Hammy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:48 pm

It's amazing how this subject just keeps going. When I saw the first post I thought "This won't last long; who is interested in this?" It just goes to show how varied the interests are on this forum. Keep 'em coming.
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#90 Post by nrobertb » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:17 pm

Thanks Hammy. Here is another group photo:
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