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Lot 0087
For auction in this lot is a custom early pair of leather batwing chaps with nickel silver conchos, crafted by Jack Connolly, one of three sons of renowned tack maker - John Connolly. The three Connolly sons (Jack, Andrew, and Pat) split with their father in 1907 to relocate to Butte, Montana, which was the start up location of the first Connolly Bros Harness Shop. In 1912, Jack and Pat moved on to Billings, where Jack was credited with expanding the business into saddle manufacture. In the year of the stock market crash, which led to the Great Depression (1929), Jack moved himself to Livingston, Montana, where Jack Connolly Saddlery was formed. Jack Connolly Saddlery (1929-1937; 1940-1946). This set of chaps in particular is no exception to Jacks renowned quality, showing expert technique and is stamped "Jack Connolly - Livingston, MONT." makers stamp on the belt. The chaps date between 1929 and 1950 showing good condition overall with signs of much use by a Montana Rancher or Cowboy. The chaps are offered from the renowned Bozeman, MT Western collection of Bud Chapman. The chaps measure 32 1/2" in length.


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Jack Connolly Chaps Livingston, Montana 1929-50

Estimate $300 - $600Jun 30, 2018