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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
Bohlin, Edward 3 Hollywood, CA 3
Descriptions
nylon 28 silver 707 leather 2024 aluminum 48 tooled 38 sheepskin 11
Names
saddle 94
Subjects
horse head 9 bucking horse 15 star 117 rope 34 bucking bronc Cowboy 292 buffalo head 17 longhorn steer head roping 17 floral 651
Date:
1934
Dimensions:
H: 56 in, L: 29.75 in, width: 20 in, seat: 15.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Misciagna
Inscription:
Front of seat, silver shield plate, stamped and engraved: EDWARD H. BOHLIN/SADDLEMAKERS/SILVERSMITHS/HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA/(longhorn steer head)/MADE FOR/D.C. McCARTHY/[back of cantle, silver plate with raised gold letters:]N A M [tapAderos, silver plate with engraved inscription:] N A M [inscription underside of fenders, insides, back sides and backs of cinch leathers:] EDW. H. BOHLIN, INC./MAKER/HOLLYWOOD, CAL.
Remarks:
Saddle with tapaderos. Black leather saddle with floral and leaf tooling across front of seat and cantle, on side jockeys, fenders, and tapaderos. The remaining leather, except seat, is covered with silver plates and conchos in various shapes and engraved with foliate designs. The fork binding, horn and cantle binding are a rope pattern done in silver with a raised buffalo head on the top of the horn. Seat leather around the fork is studded with 48 silver spots with flower designs. Front of seat has a silver shield shaped plate stamped and engraved. Back of cantle has a silver plate with raised gold letters. Round conchos on front and rear jockeys and fenders have gold horse heads on top, front and rear skirts have round conchos with a gold cowboy on a bucking bronc or cowboy roping a bronc on top and gold horse heads between 2 conchos on rear. Tapaderos have round conchos with a gold cowboy on bucking horse; 6 pointed star done in diamond conchos and a round engraved engraved silver plate with gold initials. Underside of fenders, insides and backsides of tapaderos and back of cinch leathers are stamped with shield shaped lettering. Cinch is red and white cording with a red nylon center cross bar with D-rings at both ends, aluminum (possibly) ring and buckle with tooled leather half covers and leather pads at cinch ends. Underside of saddle is lined with white.
Accession Number:
1.69.2712.1

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