Saddle Labels :
Here’s a framed assortment saddle labels that I bought Island final autumn. I guess that it got here from a saddler’s store and the labels got here from previous or damaged saddles. They make fascinating studying and that i couldn’t resist researching some of the makers just a little.
Running from left to proper and prime row to bottom the labels read :
J. A. Barnsby & Sons “Saddlery for All Nations” Walsall & London
Barnsby saddles are still in business in the present day, the company’s web site tells their historical past from 1793 here
Andrew Watt & Sons, Saddlers, Edinburgh
I’ve discovered information of some saddlery by these makers from the 1920′s and they seem in a courtroom case in 1911 coping with a fraudulent sponge salesman. (details right here )
Wilkinson & Kidd, 5 Hanover Square, London. Established 1786
Wilkinson & Kidd are recorded in Dickens Directory of London in 1879 by Charles Dickens Jr – the publication solely listed tradesmen / retailers which had a Royal appointment. Wilkinson & Kidd are listed together with Cuff & Son of Curzon Street, Musson & Son of Arabella Row, Peat & Co of Piccadilly and Whippy, Stegall & Flemming of North Audley Road. (As an aside, Charles Dickens Jr was the son of Charles Dickens the novelist.) Wilkinson & Kidd are additionally listed amongst the “First class harness makers” by Athol Maudsley in his 1888 guide “Highways & Horses”.
The corporate was purchased by Champion & Wilton in 1901
Gidden , Streatham St. London WC1
W.H.Gidden were established in 1806 and are still operating right this moment. According to their webpage the Duke of Wellington went into battle in opposition to Napoleon in 1815 in one among their saddles. The company was purchased by Schneider Boots in 1999.
Bulman, Maker, Beverley
Bulmers Directory of Beverley in 1892 lists : “Bulman, Thomas – Saddler – North Bar without”
Gidden, Streatham St. London WC1
Gidden additionally purchased the saddlers A McDougall in 1959
Parker & Parker, 10 & eleven Upper St.Martins Lane, London WC
There have been different saddlers utilizing the identify Parker – George Parker & Sons, and Parker Bros, however I can not find a hyperlink between them and this precise tackle. George Parker & Sons are registered at 12 Higher St Martins Lane in 1927. Curiously Latchford, the loriner is listed at eleven Upper St Martins Lane in Dickens Directory in 1879.
Getty pictures have an image of Parker Bros saddlery in 1890 here, but it surely may not be the precise Parkers.
J & J Johnston Saddlers & Harness Makers, 1 Bridge Avenue, Kelso
There are advertisements for J & J Johnston’s harness and saddlery in 1861 and 1862 problems with the new Zealand newspaper The Lyttleton Stone Island Jackets Times. Additionally James Johnston is known as commissioner of one other saddler’s estate in an 1878 version of the Edinburgh Gazette.
Made Specially for Holbrow & Co by Barnsby, London
Holbrow & Co of 40, Duke Avenue, St James had been higher often called fishing suppliers, however they had been additionally mentioned in Moray Brown’s 1895 guide “Polo”
F.V.Nicholls, Jermyn St, Haymarket, London SW, Horse clothing, saddlery, harness whips &c
F.V.Nicholls marketed their “New stage-seat sidesaddle with Adjustable Third Crutch & Other Enhancements within the 1881 edition of “Ladies on Horseback, Studying Riding & Hunting” by Nannie Power O’Donoghue (what is it about 19th century author’s names
It is feasible that this F.V.Nicholls was also the owner of “Thibet” an entrant within the 1897 Kennel Membership Present.
And that’s the top of the first row, on to row 2
D.McDougal, 17 Finsbury Pavement, London
McDougal is recorded in the 1872 data of the Outdated Bailey, giving evidence in opposition to a lodger who had bounced cheques throughout London
E. Hollingshead & Sons, Makers, Melton Mowbray
There are still secondhand Hollingshead saddles round. The shop nonetheless exists, however seems to be a normal leather-based items retailer.
F.E.Gibson (Saddlers) Ltd, Newmarket
Founded in the early twentieth century by Colonel F.E.Gibson, this firm remains to be going and have a web site here
Military & Navy C.S.L. , Makers, 105 Victoria St.Westminster, London SW
Army & Navy Company Stores Limited had been formed by a bunch of army and navy officers in 1871, their first shop opened in 1872 supplying firearms, clothing and saddlery. The title was modified in 1934 to Army & Navy Store Ltd. The corporate was taken over by the Home of Fraser in 1973.
Bartley Bros & Hall, Saddlers, 20 Portman St.Portman Sq..London, New York
I’ve seen a brooch in the type of a spur stamped “Bartley Bros & Hall” and “Eglentine”, but I’m undecided of their hyperlink to the Eglentine trademark. The new York department of the corporate advertised in the new York Herald in 1912. The corporate also appeared in a Tariff Listening to before the U.S. Home of Representatives Committee of how and Means in 1913 over varied containers of leather-based goods, presumably imported from England.
Parker Bros. Saddlers, Little St. Andrew Street, London WC
Thomas Parker trading as Parker Bros, 7,eight,9,10 Little St Andrew Road and 5,6,7 Lumber Court docket was declared bankrupt, this was reported in the London Gazette in 1911.
George Parker & Sons Saddlery, Established 1851
There is a 1911 catalogue online right here , at the moment George Parker & Sons have been working from 17,18 &19 Higher St Martins Lane WC2, however that they had been at 12 Higher St Martins Lane. I believe that the company ceased trading within the late twentieth century however have not found an actual date.
Peat, Saddler & Harness Maker, 173 Piccadilly, London
The company held a Royal warrant & was mentioned in Dickens’ 1879 listing and “Ladies on Horseback”. The Chancery Division of the High Courtroom of Justice ordered the sale of the business and the leasehold on sixteen July 1884 following a court docket case towards Latchford – presumably over a debt to the loriner.
There was a saddler known as Peat in close by Villiers Place between 1838 & 40, recorded in John Tallis’s London Street Views – a relative
Moss Stone & Co Ltd “Eldonian” Walsall England
This firm are recorded in the “Saddlery & Harness” commerce journal in July 1903 : Messrs Moss Stone & Co of the Imperial Saddlery Works. The agency has patented a sidesaddle, “The Climax”…
The Eldonian identify was bought by Jeffries in 1987
G.Aldridge & Son est 1879, Reading
Now a luggage store in Friar Avenue, do have a take a look at their historical past web page together with a marvellous photograph of an elephant being fitted with a leather-based boot here (Please be patient, it’s a slideshow)
Parker & Parker, 10 & 11 Upper St Martins Lane
George Parker & Sons, Saddlers, Eng
Sale Brokers Edmondson & Co, Valparaiso, Chili
And that’s how Chile is spelt on the label. Edmondson & Co are talked about within the Kelly listing of 1903
Ford Saddler, Ledbury
The Ledbury portal web site has an article on purchasing in the city within the late 1930′s by Pip Powell. He describes “Mr Ford in New Road, a superb saddler and harness maker…”
Perrott Bros. Saddlers Kingsbridge
Perrott Bros Harness makers, Fore Avenue appear in the Kelly listing around 1923
Nijmeegsche, Nijmegin, Zadelmaker
Shepherd & Son, Saddlers, Brackley
Bainsbridge & Co Ltd, Trunkmakers & Saddlers
W.H. Wright, Saddler & Harness Maker, 40 Brompton Rd.London SW
I can’t discover any references to Wright, however apparently this handle was house to the Hunt Servants’ Benefit Society.
Wilkinson & Kidd, 5 Hanover Square, London, Established 1786
George Curnew, Saddler & Harness Maker, 18 Upper George St.Bryanston Sq.London W.
The London Gazette of July 5 1898 reported
“Partnership between George Curnew and William Augustus Edelston carrying on business as Saddlers and Harness Makers and Cycle Warehousemen at 18 & 18A Upper George Avenue, Bryanston Square, Marylebone beneath the model or agency of Curnew and Edelston has been dissolved by mutual consent and as from the twenty fourth day of June 1898… and that in future such business will likely be carried on by the said George Curnew”
E.Hollingshead & Son
J.Brown, Saddler, Harrogate
Tennants Auctioneers in Yorkshire sold a sign last year (2011). It was a cast iron determine of a jockey holding a picket plaque which read “J.Brown & Co Saddlery, Quality saddles, bridles, halters, blinkers, traces, reins, harnesses. 37 Chapel Road, Harrogate”
The North West Tannery Co. Ltd.Cawnpore
This firm was established in 1881 in what has been known since 1948 as Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh in Northern India. The Tannery company amalgamated with a number of others including the Cawnpore Woollen Mills and Military Cloths Manufacturing Co.Ltd in 1920 to turn into the British India Company Ltd.
Giddens of London, seventy four New Oxford St.London WC1
Parker Bros. Saddlers, Little St.Andrew St.London
A. Pariani Selleria, via Filodrammatici 6, Milano
Based in 1903. The famous showjumper and trainer Toptani acknowledged Pariani’s to be the primary spring tree saddles to embrace Caprilli’s “il sistema”. The corporate nonetheless exists and has an internet site
Wilson & Son, Saddler Redmile
Wilson, George is recorded as a saddler and parish councillor in Redmile in 1899, by 1904 he is “saddler, harness maker and cowkeeper”. In 1932 Wilson, Geo. & Son, saddlers & harness makers are recorded, full with phone number
Smith, Englefield & Co Ltd, Saddlers, Estd. 1843, Nottingham
Still producing leather-based items in Nottingham
A.McDougall & Son Ltd.Saddlers, 22 City Road, Finsbury, London EC1
Established in 1770, McDougall purchased Owen & Co in the 1940′s, they were purchased by Gidden in 1959. I’ve taken these dates from Nick Creaton’s saddlery museum pages : http://www.nickcreaton.co.uk/assortment.html
Made in England for John S. Garrett Jr.West Chester
Importers of Finest Eng. Saddlery
I can discover a reference to Garretts Harness Store in Polk’s directory 1932-33
James Fo**, Saddlers, Wetherby
The plaque is rubbed, however I’m assuming this is James Fox Saddlers who have been established in Wetherby for over one hundred years.
Beasley Saddler, Northampton
Rice Bros Saddlers, Uckfield
Rice Bros began in 1895 as saddlers, later they turned coachbuilders and dealers in agricultural machinery & lastly motor engineers.
Leslie Gordon Stevens & Co. Ltd.Saddlery, Horse Clothiers, Earlsfield, London
J.H. Bouman, 66 Denneveg 66, Den Haag
Newman **wood ***estone
Hervey, Saddler, Romford
George William Hervey, is recorded as a saddler, Excessive Road, Romsey in the 1874 Put up Workplace Listing and Kelly’s 1882 directory
**ederick Lee, London & New York
Lacey & Sons, Sarmiento 562, Buenos Aires
Based by a well-known 10 handicap polo player Lewis (or Luiz Lorenzo) Lacey , these sporting gear sellers are mentioned in W.T.Blake’s 1953 journey guide “From Sea to Sea in South America”. They stopped buying and selling in 1958.
W & H Gidden Ltd.Streatham Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1
Harness, Saddlers & Leather Items Manufacturers since 1806
J. E. Dunn, Saddles, Harness Maker, Kenilworth
Turf & Journey inc the Emeston Saddlery Company
Saddlers & Horse Clothiers, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
H & A Bartley Saddlers, 20a Portman St.London W & New York
W.Mayhew Ltd.62 Seymour St.London W.
Royal Warrant to Her Majesty
Mayhew began in the early 1880′s from this handle. They stopped trading in the 1940′s. Miss Mayhew gave the corporate patterns and records to Main Wilton of Champion & Wilton. (Info from Nick Creaton’s saddle museum web page)
A McDougall & Son Ltd.Saddlers, 201 Upper Thames Road.London EC4
C.M.Smith & Co, Late Rumsey Saddlers, sixty two Park St, Bristol
A saddler William Rumsey appears in Pigot’s Listing of Gloucestershire 1930 at 17, North Road Bristol, and Rumsey is mentioned in Slater’s 1868 listing of Bristol saddlers etc. Smith saddlers are listed in Park Street in 1900, however at quantity 22, not sixty two.
Bartley Bros & Hall, Est 1795, New York, London
Distas Limited Sporting Saddlers, 53 Walm Lane, London NW2
I’ve seen “Catalogues of Hunting and Racing Requisites” from 1930 and 1931. On 10 February 1950 The London Gazette reported that the company had been dissolved
J & J Johnston Saddles & Harness Makers, 1 Bridge Avenue, Kelso
The North West Tannery Co.Makers, Cawnpore
Mount Farm Stables Saddlery Retailer, Penn, Wolverhampton
Ford Saddler, Ledbury
A. Davis & Co, Saddler, 10 Strand, London
There are numerous adverts for A. Davis & Co in Australian newspapers in 1870, the Spirit of the Times (New York) March 1875, and the Gentleman’s Newspaper 1894
Estd. 1845, Andrews Saddler, Oxford
H.Andrews, Saddler & Harness Maker is recorded at 141 Excessive Road Oxford between 1861 and 1891. There may be a picture of the shopfront on an English Heritage webpage
A.S.Tanner, Saddler, Malmesbury
Wilson & Son Saddlers, Redmile, Notts
Sowter & Co.10 Symon’s Road, London SW3
Searching Saddles, Harness &c &c
Saddles for the East & West Indies
Sowter had been established in 1848, they had been bought by Harry Corridor in 1967
Made in England by Butler Bros (Walsall) Ltd, established over a century
In January 1895 Saddlery & Harness Magazine reported that “Messrs Butler Bros of forty eight Park Avenue Walsall are dissolving their partnership. One brother Henry Butler is taking the Australian department of the business and the other brother John Edward Butler is taking New Zealand.”. Nevertheless, a 1967 Butler Bros calender hangs in Walsall Leather Museum
W.R.Box & Co, sixty eight Dame Avenue, Dublin, Saddlers & Harness Mkrs
Field & Co exhibited in the Irish Exhibition of 1864, advertising that they were established in 1810. The corporate moved to Dame Avenue in 1903 underneath new administration
Wilkinson & Kidd
Grubb, Saddler, Fenny Compton
Oliver Grubb and his sons Oliver and Walter were recorded as harness makers in Fenny Compton in the 1891 census
Deluxe Saddlery, Baltimore MD
This saddlery is now closed, it seems to have been in enterprise from 1950 -1978, a websearch finds many affectionate references to it in varied fora.
Customized Saddlery made for Boots & Saddles (Horsham) Sussex, England
I’ve discovered a couple of secondhand saddles on the market, but no real data
Smith, Englefield & Co. Ltd.Saddlers, Estd 1843 Nottingham
Cochran & Co Hunting Saddles Leamington
Oswald Bailey, Saddler, Monmouth
There is an Oswald Bailey outdoor clothing firm established in 1906 with branches across the UK
Robert Johnston Ltd.103/105 North St.Belfast
Made in England for John S.Garrett Jr.West Chester, Importer of Best Eng. Saddlery
Whippy Stegall & Co.457 Oxford Street, London
English Heritage’s archive data Benjamin Whipp(e)y, saddler as resident on North Audley Avenue from the 1790′s, the company turned Whippy Stegall & Flemming and Whippy Stegall & Co and occupied the deal with till World Conflict II when the building was damaged by bombing.
Whippy Stegall & Co had been purchased by Champion & Wilton in 1947
D. Mason & Sons, Birmingham
This company dates back a minimum of as far as 1870, it began as J.Mason & Sons. An 1891 version of the Saddlery & Harness Journal reported that “D.Mason & Sons of Bath Row, Birmingham win government contract”.
I have seen quite a lot of army equipment by this maker, courting up to the 1940′s.
Champion & Wilton Saddlers, 36 North Audley St.London
The company was established in 1786 by Matthew Wilson in Oxford Road, in 1825 it turned Wilson & Wilkinson. There were serveral mergers and buyouts till Gidden purchased the corporate in 1961. For a greater history look at Nick Creaton BHSI’s webpage
Miles & Son Saddlers, Dorchester
Listed in Kelly’s Listing 1915
Gidden, Streatham Road, London WC
Military & Navy C.S.L. Makers, 105 Victoria St.Westminster, London SW
Equipements pour Officiers, Paul Goujard, Rue St Nicolas, Saumur
I can’t find any references to this saddler, however presumably they supplied the Cadre Noir . (The Cadre Noir is the French nationwide college of equitation – a bit like the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, but with significantly better uniforms.)
Sydney Ingham Saddler, Salisbury
Thomas Berney Saddler, Kilcullen
Founded in 1880 by Peter Berney, this saddlery enterprise remains to be going robust. They’ve a moderately good Webpage
F.W.Mayhew, Royal Warrant to the King, Seymour St
It is a later label, the stone island cargo pants earlier one confirmed a Royal warrant to the Queen (Victoria), this is prone to confer with Edward VII or George V.
Frost Saddle Manufacturers, Saddle No.3549, Bawtry & York
There is a racing saddlery firm “T.Frost (Bawtry)” founded in 1804, they’ve a web site here
Grande Selleria Suggessori, ***itta D. Carlett**, Roma through dell umilta 27
I can find the street, however no reference to the saddler.
Army & Navy Cooperative Society Ltd.Makers, Victoria St.London
Maybe an earlier label, it takes the type of a brass star
Owen, By Appointment to Her Late Majesty, Saddle & Harness Makers, 62 Duke St.Grosvenor Sq.London. Saddle & Harness Makers, Whips, Spurs &c. And for Exportation
Founded by Henry Owen before 1839 the company was bought by A.McDougall & Son who had been in flip bought by Gidden in 1959. This label is probably Edwardian (1901-1910), referring to the late Queen Victoria.
Rock Island Arsenal 1914
Located on Arsenal Island, initially referred to as Rock Island, on the Mississippi River between the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois. Rock Island arsenal produced navy leather accoutrements and subject gear between the 1880′s and 1940′s.
Norman Saddler, 5 North Avenue, Taunton
An Ernest Edward Norman had saddlery outlets in Taunton and Minehead. A dividend discover from the corporate was printed on 25 September 1925 within the London Gazette.
Jennings Saddler, Salisbury
Edward Mason, Saddler & Harness Maker, Gravesend
Medway Council Archives hold a receipt from Edward Mason, Saddler, eighty one-eighty two New Street, Gravesend, dated 11 January 1910
Whippy Steggall & Co, North Audley Road, London
Myers, Maker, Richmond Yorkshire
J.W. Warner, Saddler, Rugby
Andrews, Late Denyer, Saddler, Oxford
William Denyer is recorded as a saddler and the publican of the William IV at 57 Holywell Road, Oxford in directories from 1841 and 1851. In 1861 Denyer is recorded at 141 High Avenue, Oxford. Andrews also appears as a saddler at 141 High Street, Oxford between 1861 and 1918.
W.W.Bridge Saddler 23 & 24 Wormwood St.London EC
Bliss of London Est 1840
An article about the corporate in Saddlery & Harness February 1892 was titled “Bliss & Co, Pioneers of the Trade No.7″. Bliss of London are still lively and about to launch an internet site, they do have a Fb web page
J.E.Dunn Saddle & Harness Maker, Kenilworth
Moss Bros of Covent Garden, Saddlers
Orpwood, Gold Medal Saddles, Bits for Pullers, Non-Slipping Reins &c.Courtroom Saddler, Oxford
Orpwood saddlers are recorded at 19, Cornmarket, Oxford from 1872. Initially William Samuel Orpwood , between 1880 and 1890 the widowed Mrs Emma Orpwood and her youngsters including in 1881 William, aged 14 and a saddler’s assistant. From 1899 to 1914 William Samuel Orpwood (presumably the son) ran a saddler’s at the tackle.
Hijo de Salvator Deltell, Casa el Valenciano en through ****, Madrid
A current Madrid procuring guide reveals that this store still exists at Ribero de Curtidores 16 and was established in 1880.
D.McDougall, 17 Finsbury Pavement
Tompkins Saddler Bicester
The London Gazette of 28 October 1879 information that the partnership was dissolved between William Tompkins & William John Tompkins (Tompkins & Son) and all business was taken on by Mr John Tompkins of Sheep Street.
Equestrian Breakable Head Tree
Butler Brothers Makers, Established a Century, London & Walsall
A.Ogilvie & Co.Late Mirrlees & Co.Glasgow
On 12 March 1859 the Lyttleton Occasions (New Zealand) carried an advert “Superior looking saddles, horse cart harness &c from Messrs Mirrlees & Co, Buchanan St. Glasgow. Well-known within the Australian colonies for their superior workmanship”
A.J.Garnett, 5 Goswell Rd and 75 & eighty two Long Lane, City, London EC
The Evening Submit of 23 December 1919 records that Henry, Frank and Arthur Garnett have been jailed for between six and eight months for filing fraudulent tax returns between 1910 and 1917. They appear to have recovered from this setback, there are various patents filed underneath the identify A.J.Garnett between 1926 and 1946, principally for improvements to travelling circumstances.
Champion & Wilton, Late Wilkinson & Co.457 & 459 Oxford St.London
Boyce & Rogers, Saddlers, Newmarket
This store featured within the 1954 film “The Rainbow Jacket“, the film exhibits a stuffed horse within the store – “Robert the Devil”, the 1880 winner of the St.Leger. “Robert the Devil” now resides at Gibsons saddlers, who bought Boyce & Rogers in the 1960′s
A. McDougall & Son Saddlers, 22 Metropolis Street, Finsbury, London EC1
J.A.H. Jeffries & Sons, Saddlery Manufacturers, Walsall Eng
Established in 1820 and nonetheless going
Champion & Wilton, 457 & 459 Oxford St.London
Laird, Cape Town
Geo. Parker & Sons, London, Established 1851,
Hunting Saddles, Harness &c &c,
Saddles to the East & West Indies and South America
They appear to have expanded their territories since the sooner label
Champion & Wilton
Andy Watt & Sons, Saddlers, Edinburgh
Peat, 50 Jermyn st.Late Piccadilly, London
Peat have been recorded in Dickens Listing of 1879 at 173 Piccadilly, so the move to Jermyn Street will need to have been later. The company seems in an inventory of Tradesmen with a Royal Warrant in the London Gazette on 2 January 1906.