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by ob98
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: U.S. 1892 Bit with reins
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Re: U.S. 1892 Bit with reins

Further research finds that the type of attachment of the reins to the bit used on this example does not conform to the images and drawings published. Evidently the rein was looped through the bit ring and secured with just a regular buckle. Images found in "The Horse Soldier" Volume III b...
by ob98
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: U.S. 1892 Bit with reins
Replies: 1
Views: 490

U.S. 1892 Bit with reins

Found this m1892 bit with leather reins attached. Do the viewers believe these reins to be original to the bit? Thanks.
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by ob98
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Saddle bag with a handle, satchel?
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Re: Saddle bag with a handle, satchel?

Thanks, makes sense to me.
by ob98
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Saddle bag with a handle, satchel?
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Saddle bag with a handle, satchel?

I have seen a couple of these over the years. They are a single U.S. bag with a handle made to be used as a satchel or ? Is anyone familiar with these? Were they an Arsenal mod made for couriers? Any other use some one may know of? Thanks.
by ob98
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Texas Cavalry
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Re: Texas Cavalry

Some more information: In researching these I found the same pattern with different colored fields. I found red, for Artillery and blue for mounted infantry. Finding these seems to indicate some military connection....thanks.
by ob98
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Eagle rosettes
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: Eagle rosettes

I have the impression that the 1902 rosettes had 8 tail feathers and the 1909's had 10 tail feathers. Is that an accurate dating feature or just a difference in manufacturers?
by ob98
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Texas Cavalry
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Texas Cavalry

Probably wishful thinking on my part but, I have a pair of bridle rosettes that measure 2-1/4" diameter. They have a yellow (Cavalry?) field behind a star (Texas?). Everything on them is magnetic, no lead filled back. I posted the single rosette back in 2011 and I recently came across a second ...
by ob98
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Varieties of Bugles
Replies: 43
Views: 25793

Re: Varieties of Bugles

To add some input to this interesting topic. I currently have 3 bugles/trumpets. (Well four if you count the silver, valved trumpet marked "USQMC" made by YORK). Anyway, I have a WW1, short triple loop, also made by YORK. I have a (relic) long double loop made by ROSA. The last one is pain...
by ob98
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for Viewing! 1896 McClellan
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Re: Ready for Viewing! 1896 McClellan

The Pennsylvania SPF, m1896 McClellan is cleaned up and on its stand. I have a lot more photos if you want to see anything else. Thanks for looking and all comments, suggestions, etc. are appreciated! keith http://img4.sellersourcebook.com/users/82895/1896forum2.jpg http://img4.sellersourcebook.com/...
by ob98
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for Viewing! 1896 McClellan
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Re: More photos; 1896 McClellan

I found another stamping while cleaning this saddle. On the right stirrup strap is this marking. I am pretty sure I have now found all of the stampings and all of the SPF stamps are Company B: http://img4.sellersourcebook.com/users/82895/1896r.jpg I also will show the stampings that are on the tips ...
by ob98
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for Viewing! 1896 McClellan
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Re: 1896 McClellan before photos

Thanks Trooper and others who responded. I have started the cleaning with the glycerine saddle soap. It is really soaking it up! I am an admirer of the Spanish American War period mainly for the patriotic atmosphere of that time and the amount of items that are still available at a decent price. I w...
by ob98
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for Viewing! 1896 McClellan
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Re: 1896 McClellan before photos

Thanks Kurt for the opinions on the saddle's condition and history; that will be helpful. One other thing I forgot to show or mention is one stirrup hood has been replaced. They didn't install the replacement using the original rivet holes in the leather but made new ones to match up with the holes ...
by ob98
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for Viewing! 1896 McClellan
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Re: 1896 McClellan before photos

Trooper. This is the first black McClellan I have had. I have had several later brown ones. Condition-wise this black saddle is not near as good as the brown ones I have had. Being unfamiliar to me; how does this black saddle compare to other black saddles? Is mine poor, ok or good comparatively spe...
by ob98
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for Viewing! 1896 McClellan
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Ready for Viewing! 1896 McClellan

I have not worked on this yet; just made the stand. Input for treating etc. of the saddle is appreciated. Stirrups are marked SPF which may be the Pennsylvania Constbulary (State Police Force) Company B. Stirrup straps are marked on the tips WHITMAN and I have not made out the other part of the trad...
by ob98
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for viewing! WW1 Packer's Saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

Re: Ready for viewing! WW1 Packer's Saddle

Thanks all! I was pleasantly surpised at how the leather, at the maker mark and date area, came back. That is really obvious in the photos.
The photos of the 1896 McClellan are posted in a new thread. Regards. keith
by ob98
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for viewing! WW1 Packer's Saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

Re: Ready for viewing! WW1 Packer's Saddle

Thanks Couvi for the kind comment; and also for giving me directions on how to go about cleaning it up. Since I found this packer saddle I have found a black 1896 McClellan. Now that the packer is complete I will start on the McClellan. I will photo it later, before I start work on it, and hopefully...
by ob98
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for viewing! WW1 Packer's Saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

Re: WW1 Packer's Saddle

Well, I made a stand and worked on the saddle. It is as good as I can get it. I took the photos indoors with flash and they are not the best. The maker mark is Kansas City Saddlery. The horn is leather covered and non-magnetic so I presume it is brass. Feedback welcomed. Thanks. http://img4.sellerso...
by ob98
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Pennsylvania constabulary
Replies: 16
Views: 5640

Re: Pennsylvania constabulary

In researching my saddle I found this thread about the initials "SPF". My saddle stirrup hoods have "SPF" along with a number on them. The tips of the stirrup straps have WHITMAN on them. There is no US on the stirrup hoods. The tree has several numbers and letters stamped on it ...
by ob98
Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for viewing! WW1 Packer's Saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

Re: WW1 Packer's Saddle

I bought some glycerinated saddle soap today and the instructions on the bottle pretty well answered my questions above. A closer look at this saddle I see the stirrups are bound with copper and not galvanized. My next step is to get it on some kind of a stable stand so I can go to work on it. Thanks.
by ob98
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Ready for viewing! WW1 Packer's Saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

Re: WW1 Packer's Saddle

Thanks for the input. Should it be cleaned with something prior to putting the saddle soap on it or is the saddle soap the cleaner? And if the saddle soap is the cleaner should there be a top coat of something applied after I am through with the saddle soap? Thanks.