Lot 989 View Catalog
Spurs, Pr., Crockett Spurs w/anchor
Age: Circa 1930
Materials: Iron, nickel plate
Construction: Cast, Forged
Description: Crockett spurs,16 point rowel measuring 2 inches across. Arrow design on shank. Marked Crockett on yoke rim.
Size: 10.25" L x 4. 50" W
Weight: 1 lb. 6.oz
Condition: Original condition, spurs are nickel plated with silver inlay. Age wear with pitting, the leather is still soft with light wear.
History: The Crocketts stood apart from the other major makers of the 1920's because they came from a cowboy background. As a youth, Oscar Crockett watched his cowboy brother Arthur make spurs. His uncle was an old time cowboy, later becoming Oscar's business partner. Oscar worked as a cowboy for a few years around 1910. He trailed cattle into Kansas City, where he stayed to work in a blacksmith's shop and made his own bits and spurs after work - offering them to buyers at the stockyard horse sales. He formed C&G Bits and Spurs, a partnership which he built with another young blacksmith, in 1914.Oscar Crockett made another move, this time to open his own shop in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. This lasted about a year before he closed up shop during the War and joined the effort for Victory, lending his knowledge of metalworking to the Bremerton Shipyards in Washington State. After the War, Oscar and his brother Arthur were both back working in C. P. Shipley's bit and spur department. Brice Crockett (Uncle to the brothers) provided financing and advice, which allowed the Crockett brothers to buy out the Shipley bit and spur line and begin the Crockett Bit and Spur Co in January of 1920. By 1927 the company had grown to 6 employees producing 5000 spurs and an equal number of bits. In that year, Oscar Crockett bought his uncle's share in the company, becoming sole owner. The company continued to grow and prosper, becoming one of the biggest names in bit and spur production. They were known for ingenious design, excellent workmanship and above all - quality. The early, hand-forged Crockett style of bits and spurs is considered to be Texan, as they are overwhelmingly follow the Texan hallmarks of bit and spurs. The early Crockett spurs are extremely collectible.
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