Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

Spurs

Message
Author
User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#136 Post by nrobertb » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:39 pm

You don't often see female names in the western tack field, but Rachel Scribner of Madill, Oklahoma made these straps. The buckles are by Cecil Blasingame of
Canyon, Texas.
Attachments
rachel.jpg
rachel.jpg (31.17 KiB) Viewed 322 times

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#137 Post by nrobertb » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:46 pm

Here is a fanciful pair by Mike Emberson of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Attachments
Emberson1.jpg
Emberson1.jpg (16.31 KiB) Viewed 317 times

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#138 Post by nrobertb » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:42 pm

American and Mexican silver coins were often used as buttons or even rowels on old spurs.
Attachments
coins.png

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#139 Post by nrobertb » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:19 pm

I'm guessing the initials on this award bit stand for Central Cutting Horse Assn.
Attachments
ccha.jpeg

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#140 Post by nrobertb » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:21 pm

The quirt is a short whip, usually braided leather or horsehair, with a wrist loop. You see it in old artwork or cowboy movies.
Attachments
quirt2.jpeg
quirt2.jpeg (12 KiB) Viewed 297 times
quirt_1.jpg

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#141 Post by nrobertb » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:04 pm

A pair by Eddy Hulbert of Hillsboro, Montana (1898-1960).
Attachments
eddy hulbert1.png
eddy hulbert1.png (135.16 KiB) Viewed 288 times
Last edited by nrobertb on Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#142 Post by nrobertb » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:15 pm

Here is a pair of Crockett spurs with a bad case of red rust from being improperly stored. They need to be carefully cleaned by someone who knows what they are doing.
Attachments
Crock30.jpg

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#143 Post by nrobertb » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:40 am

Her is a pair by G&S Cowboy Custom of Azec,NM, for the Rocking Lazy G Ranch. I wonder why the jinglebobs are all slightly different?
Attachments
g&s custom.jpg

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#144 Post by nrobertb » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:11 pm

Here is another view of those inexpensive undecorated Buermann spurs that are the same on both sides. You'll notice that the rowels are slightly different. My guess is that when a cowboy bought a pair of these, they just reached into a barrel and grabbed the first two that came to hand. The shape of the leathers is unusual, with a strap that goes in front of the boot heel. I can't tell from the photo whether they are adjustable in any way.
Attachments
Buerma26.jpg

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#145 Post by nrobertb » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:17 am

Here is a pair by George Cannon of Fritch, Texas.
Attachments
cannon 2.jpg
cannon 2.jpg (36.21 KiB) Viewed 261 times

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#146 Post by nrobertb » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:51 pm

Another pair by George Cannon.
Attachments
Cannon1.jpg
Cannon1.jpg (15.2 KiB) Viewed 252 times

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#147 Post by nrobertb » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:18 am

Here is an old Navajo silver bridle.
Attachments
Navajo.jpeg

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#148 Post by nrobertb » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:04 pm

This looks like one of Buermann's bronze spurs. it is the same on both sides so it could be used as either a left or right spur.
Attachments
brassspur.jpg

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#149 Post by nrobertb » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:04 am

Here's a pair by Don Tooley of Gainesville, TX.
Attachments
DonTooley.jpg
DonTooley.jpg (34.27 KiB) Viewed 199 times

User avatar
nrobertb
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 am
Location: NW Lower MI
United States of America

Re: Spurs

#150 Post by nrobertb » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:07 am

Another use of coins on spurs.
Attachments
buff.jpg

Post Reply

Return to “General Off Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests