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by John M
Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: "1805" British light dragoon saddle.
Replies: 73
Views: 36189

Re: "1805" British light dragoon saddle.

Interesting....is there any further information on the Light Dragoon saddle ? The girth to my 1859 dated UP1856 saddle is as described in that cavalry journal article by Major Horton, although my girth is leather rather than stout hemp web. The girth on my UP1856 has a pair of buckles at one end and...
by John M
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: A look at one of the early replacements for the horse
Replies: 114
Views: 41898

Re: A look at one of the early repalcements for the horse

Interesting....early electric cars, racers and trucks. P resumably did not catch on with the public..?
by John M
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: A look at one of the early replacements for the horse
Replies: 114
Views: 41898

Re: A look at one of the early repalcements for the horse

Sorry...!. And, yes it does look like a stretcher.
by John M
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: A look at one of the early replacements for the horse
Replies: 114
Views: 41898

Re: A look at one of the early repalcements for the horse

John M wrote:
Pat Holscher wrote:Nebraska National Guard, pre WWI:

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There's room on my horse...I mean bike....for two....
by John M
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: A look at one of the early replacements for the horse
Replies: 114
Views: 41898

Re: A look at one of the early repalcements for the horse

Pat Holscher wrote:Nebraska National Guard, pre WWI:

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by John M
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 1902 Officers UP Saddle
Replies: 5
Views: 3833

Re: 1902 Officers UP Saddle

...omitted to say...."chats on British cavalry saddles".
by John M
Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 1902 Officers UP Saddle
Replies: 5
Views: 3833

Re: 1902 Officers UP Saddle

If you access a site I created recently on facebook, I posted two examples of drivers saddles from my collection...dated 1898 and 1900.
by John M
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 1902 Officers UP Saddle
Replies: 5
Views: 3833

Re: 1902 Officers UP Saddle

This would appear to be a drivers saddle. Early 20 th century...but after 1902. Identified by lack of spoon to the cantle, and the dees to the sideboards for vertical hanging straps attached to the traces.
by John M
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: The British Cavalry & 'The Forward Seat'
Replies: 5
Views: 2372

Re: The British Cavalry & 'The Forward Seat'

Interesting that ATOMLAW mentions the two half troops jumping simultaneously in opposite directions as a video was on Facebook the other day of the same thing being carried out in practice by recruits.
by John M
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: The Training of Cavalry Remount Horses by L. E. Nolan
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Re: The Training of Cavalry Remount Horses by L. E. Nolan

Thanks for putting that up. Pat. Must try aqnd find time to read it.
by John M
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Australian saddle markings
Replies: 1
Views: 2477

Re: Australian saddle markings

Ron, CGHF stands for...Commonwealth Government Harness Factory. Edwards & Co must be the maker of the tree. 1912 is most likely to be the date the tree was made. Are the steel arches fixed rigidly to the sideboards....?....if so then the saddle is the 1902 Pattern Or are the arches secured to th...
by John M
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: British Cavalry mess tins.
Replies: 7
Views: 5514

Re: British Cavalry mess tins.

Thanks, Joe. That is very much of interest. Will comment further later.
by John M
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: British Cavalry mess tins.
Replies: 7
Views: 5514

Re: British Cavalry mess tins.

Thanks for your comments Tony. I have never researched these tins. But on the basis of what you say I must keep an eye open for photos that might show the ...later ?...tins being used by mounted cavalry.
by John M
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: British Cavalry mess tins.
Replies: 7
Views: 5514

Re: British Cavalry mess tins.

The tin with the leather case. I think I saw another of these cases years ago. But the cost would I am sure have excluded it for general use ?. The actual case is dated 1900...probably used in the Boer War. Made by S.J.E.FELLOWS LTD, WOLVERHAMPTON.
by John M
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: British Cavalry mess tins.
Replies: 7
Views: 5514

Re: British Cavalry mess tins.

Here are...top photo, the later pattern for mechanised troops. ....bottom photo...the earlier pattern for horsed cavalry. This example dated 1902 was made by the Welsh Tinplate Metal Stamping Co of LLANELLY. The tin with the cloth cover in the group photo is undated but the strap to the cloth cover ...
by John M
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: British Cavalry mess tins.
Replies: 7
Views: 5514

British Cavalry mess tins.

Most of this group of mess tins are for the Brtitish Cavalry..(and other British mounted services..?) I have not made a study of these and not found anything in the List of Changes. So would be pleased for any further information or corrections. I have been told the bottom right hand three, in the p...
by John M
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Saddle pattern?
Replies: 1
Views: 2282

Re: Saddle pattern?

Would appear to be a Yeomanry Pattern saddle. The pommel is usually slightly more cut back than that...in my opinion.
by John M
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 1918 Staff Saddle restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 5651

Re: 1918 Staff Saddle restoration

Thanks for clarifying that, David. Excellent result and nice to have the 1918 date stamp,
John.
by John M
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: 1918 Staff Saddle restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 5651

Re: 1918 Staff Saddle restoration

David,

Am slightly puzzled. The top two photos appear to be a standard MKV Officer's saddle. Presumably the completed refurbishment ?.

The lower two photos are presumably the saddle before restoration ?. but not a standard pattern.

John.
by John M
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: The Armored Horse in Europe 1480-1620
Replies: 3
Views: 2836

Re: The Armored Horse in Europe 1480-1620

Thanks for putting that up, Dusan. Very interesting.