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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
Colorado State Penitentiary, Canon City, CO 2 Cox, John 2
Descriptions
scalloped 38 rivets 29 dark brown 54 steel 2355 leather 2024 buckle 107 chromed 14 nickle-silver 2
Names
spurs 40
Subjects
Diamond 223 Leaf 76 star 117
Date:
ca. 1915
Dimensions:
spur length: 6.625 in, spur width: 4 in
Inscription:
Bottom is stamped: 4307 (#4307 is the inmate's prison number)
Remarks:
Pair of spurs, steel with 2 connected diamond shapes on each side of heel band, diamonds are inlaid with nickle-silver stamped and incised with `x' and 4 star designs with pairs of round head nickle-silver rivets at points of diamonds. Nickle-silver spur buttons (3/4") have an incised 4 petal, 4 leaf flower design. Spur shank is inlaid with bands of nickle-silver on sides and top - top has incised bar and star design, sides have incised connecting x's and stars. Rowel has 20 flat tipped spokes and is held in place with a two headed nickle-silver rivet with incised radiating lines design. Dark brown leather spur straps (round on outside end, pointed on inside end) with scalloped edges have 2" bronze conchas on outside, leather loop and steel ring (1-1/8") on inside and leather strap with chromed rectangular buckle across the front. Leather heel strap 3/8" wide with slits in each end that fit over spur buttons.
Accession Number:
1.69.752

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