Saddle Labels :
Here’s a framed assortment saddle labels that I purchased Island last autumn. I suppose that it came from a saddler’s shop and the labels got here from outdated or damaged saddles. They make fascinating reading and that i couldn’t resist researching among the makers a bit of.
Operating from left to proper and prime row to backside the labels learn :
J. A. Barnsby & Sons “Saddlery for All Nations” Walsall & London
Barnsby saddles are still in enterprise in the present day, the company’s webpage tells their history from 1793 here
Andrew Watt & Sons, Saddlers, Edinburgh
I’ve found information of some saddlery by these makers from the 1920′s and they appear in a court docket case in 1911 coping with a fraudulent sponge salesman. (details right here )
Wilkinson & Kidd, 5 Hanover Sq.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 also listed amongst the “First class harness makers” by Athol Maudsley in his 1888 e-book “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 nonetheless operating right this moment. In accordance with their webpage the Duke of Wellington went into battle against Napoleon in 1815 in one in every of their saddles. The corporate was purchased by Schneider Boots in 1999.
Bulman, Maker, Beverley
Bulmers Listing of Beverley in 1892 lists : “Bulman, Thomas – Saddler – North Bar without”
Gidden, Streatham St. London WC1
Gidden additionally bought the saddlers A McDougall in 1959
Parker & Parker, 10 & 11 Higher St.Martins Lane, London WC
There have been different saddlers using the identify Parker – George Parker & Sons, and Parker Bros, however I can not find a link between them and this exact handle. George Parker & Sons are registered at 12 Upper St Martins Lane in 1927. Curiously Latchford, the loriner is listed at eleven Upper St Martins Lane in Dickens Listing in 1879.
Getty photos have a picture of Parker Bros saddlery in 1890 here, nevertheless it will not be the suitable Parkers.
J & J Johnston Saddlers & Harness Makers, 1 Bridge Road, Kelso
There are commercials for J & J Johnston’s harness and saddlery in 1861 and 1862 problems with the new Zealand newspaper The Lyttleton Stone Island Jackets Occasions. Additionally James Johnston is known as commissioner of another saddler’s estate in an 1878 edition of the Edinburgh Gazette.
Made Specially for Holbrow & Co by Barnsby, London
Holbrow & Co of forty, Duke Avenue, St James had been better known as fishing suppliers, but they were also talked about in Moray Brown’s 1895 guide “Polo”
F.V.Nicholls, Jermyn St, Haymarket, London SW, Horse clothes, saddlery, harness whips &c
F.V.Nicholls advertised their “New level-seat sidesaddle with Adjustable Third Crutch & Different Enhancements in the 1881 edition of “Ladies on Horseback, Learning Riding & Hunting” by Nannie Power O’Donoghue (what is it about nineteenth century author’s names
It is feasible that this F.V.Nicholls was also the owner of “Thibet” an entrant within the 1897 Kennel Club Present.
And that’s the top of the primary row, on to row 2
D.McDougal, 17 Finsbury Pavement, London
McDougal is recorded within the 1872 information of the Old Bailey, giving evidence towards a lodger who had bounced cheques throughout London
E. Hollingshead & Sons, Makers, Melton Mowbray
There are still secondhand Hollingshead saddles around. The shop still exists, however appears to be a common leather goods store.
F.E.Gibson (Saddlers) Ltd, Newmarket
Founded in the early twentieth century by Colonel F.E.Gibson, this firm continues to be going and have a website here
Army & Navy C.S.L. , Makers, 105 Victoria St.Westminster, London SW
Army & Navy Firm Shops Restricted had been formed by a group of army and navy officers in 1871, their first shop opened in 1872 supplying firearms, clothing and saddlery. The name was modified in 1934 to Military & Navy Retailer Ltd. The corporate was taken over by the Home of Fraser in 1973.
Bartley Bros & Corridor, Saddlers, 20 Portman St.Portman Square.London, New York
I’ve seen a brooch within the type of a spur stamped “Bartley Bros & Hall” and “Eglentine”, however I am not sure of their link to the Eglentine trademark. The new York department of the corporate marketed in the brand new York Herald in 1912. The corporate additionally appeared in a Tariff Hearing before the U.S. Home of Representatives Committee of the way 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 buying and selling as Parker Bros, 7,eight,9,10 Little St Andrew Street and 5,6,7 Lumber Court was declared bankrupt, this was reported in the London Gazette in 1911.
George Parker & Sons Saddlery, Established 1851
There is a 1911 catalogue online here , at this time George Parker & Sons had been operating from 17,18 &19 Upper St Martins Lane WC2, however that they had been at 12 Upper St Martins Lane. I think that the corporate ceased buying and selling in the late twentieth century however haven’t found an actual date.
Peat, Saddler & Harness Maker, 173 Piccadilly, London
The corporate held a Royal warrant & was mentioned in Dickens’ 1879 directory and “Ladies on Horseback”. The Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice ordered the sale of the enterprise and the leasehold on 16 July 1884 following a courtroom case towards Latchford – presumably over a debt to the loriner.
There was a saddler called Peat in nearby Villiers Place between 1838 & 40, recorded in John Tallis’s London Street Views – a relative
Moss Stone & Co Ltd “Eldonian” Walsall England
This company are recorded in the “Saddlery & Harness” trade journal in July 1903 : Messrs Moss Stone & Co of the Imperial Saddlery Works. The agency has patented a sidesaddle, “The Climax”…
The Eldonian name was purchased by Jeffries in 1987
G.Aldridge & Son est 1879, Studying
Now a luggage shop in Friar Road, do have a take a look at their historical past page together with a marvellous picture of an elephant being fitted with a leather boot right here (Please be affected person, it’s a slideshow)
Parker & Parker, 10 & 11 Upper St Martins Lane
George Parker & Sons, Saddlers, Eng
Sale Agents Edmondson & Co, Valparaiso, Chili
And that’s how Chile is spelt on the label. Edmondson & Co are talked about within the Kelly directory of 1903
Ford Saddler, Ledbury
The Ledbury portal web site has an article on buying within the city within the late 1930′s by Pip Powell. He describes “Mr Ford in New Street, a brilliant saddler and harness maker…”
Perrott Bros. Saddlers Kingsbridge
Perrott Bros Harness makers, Fore Street seem within 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 cannot discover any references to Wright, however interestingly this deal with was home to the Hunt Servants’ Benefit Society.
Wilkinson & Kidd, 5 Hanover Sq.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 Street, Bryanston Square, Marylebone underneath the type or firm 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 enterprise will likely be carried on by the said George Curnew”
E.Hollingshead & Son
J.Brown, Saddler, Harrogate
Tennants Auctioneers in Yorkshire offered a sign final yr (2011). It was a solid iron figure of a jockey holding a wood plaque which read “J.Brown & Co Saddlery, Quality saddles, bridles, halters, blinkers, traces, reins, harnesses. 37 Chapel Avenue, Harrogate”
The North West Tannery Co. Ltd.Cawnpore
This company was established in 1881 in what has been identified since 1948 as Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh in Northern India. The Tannery firm amalgamated with a number of others including the Cawnpore Woollen Mills and Military Cloths Manufacturing Co.Ltd in 1920 to change into the British India Company Ltd.
Giddens of London, 74 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 first spring tree saddles to embrace Caprilli’s “il sistema”. The company 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, complete with telephone number
Smith, Englefield & Co Ltd, Saddlers, Estd. 1843, Nottingham
Still producing leather items in Nottingham
A.McDougall & Son Ltd.Saddlers, 22 City Street, Finsbury, London EC1
Established in 1770, McDougall purchased Owen & Co in the 1940′s, they were bought 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 Best Eng. Saddlery
I can find 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’ve been established in Wetherby for over one hundred years.
Beasley Saddler, Northampton
Rice Bros Saddlers, Uckfield
Rice Bros started in 1895 as saddlers, later they turned coachbuilders and sellers in agricultural equipment & finally motor engineers.
Leslie Gordon Stevens & Co. Ltd.Saddlery, Horse Clothiers, Earlsfield, London
J.H. Bouman, sixty six Denneveg 66, Den Haag
Newman **wooden ***estone
Hervey, Saddler, Romford
George William Hervey, is recorded as a saddler, Excessive Avenue, Romsey within the 1874 Publish Office Listing and Kelly’s 1882 listing
**ederick Lee, London & New York
Lacey & Sons, Sarmiento 562, Buenos Aires
Based by a famous 10 handicap polo player Lewis (or Luiz Lorenzo) Lacey , these sporting tools sellers are talked about in W.T.Blake’s 1953 travel book “From Sea to Sea in South America”. They stopped trading in 1958.
W & H Gidden Ltd.Streatham Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1
Harness, Saddlers & Leather Goods Manufacturers since 1806
J. E. Dunn, Saddles, Harness Maker, Kenilworth
Turf & Journey inc the Emeston Saddlery Firm
Saddlers & Horse Clothiers, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
H & A Bartley Saddlers, 20a Portman St.London W & New York
W.Mayhew Ltd.Sixty two Seymour St.London W.
Royal Warrant to Her Majesty
Mayhew started within the early 1880′s from this tackle. They stopped trading in the 1940′s. Miss Mayhew gave the corporate patterns and records to Major Wilton of Champion & Wilton. (Data from Nick Creaton’s saddle museum page)
A McDougall & Son Ltd.Saddlers, 201 Higher Thames Road.London EC4
C.M.Smith & Co, Late Rumsey Saddlers, sixty two Park St, Bristol
A saddler William Rumsey seems in Pigot’s Directory of Gloucestershire 1930 at 17, North Road Bristol, and Rumsey is talked about in Slater’s 1868 listing of Bristol saddlers and so on. Smith saddlers are listed in Park Avenue in 1900, but at number 22, not 62.
Bartley Bros & Hall, Est 1795, New York, London
Distas Restricted Sporting Saddlers, fifty three Walm Lane, London NW2
I have seen “Catalogues of Looking 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 various 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 High Road Oxford between 1861 and 1891. There may be an image of the shopfront on an English Heritage webpage
A.S.Tanner, Saddler, Malmesbury
Wilson & Son Saddlers, Redmile, Notts
Sowter & Co.10 Symon’s Avenue, London SW3
Looking Saddles, Harness &c &c
Saddles for the East & West Indies
Sowter had been established in 1848, they had been bought by Harry Hall in 1967
Made in England by Butler Bros (Walsall) Ltd, established over a century
In January 1895 Saddlery & Harness Journal reported that “Messrs Butler Bros of 48 Park Street Walsall are dissolving their partnership. One brother Henry Butler is taking the Australian branch of the business and the opposite 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 Street, Dublin, Saddlers & Harness Mkrs
Field & Co exhibited within the Irish Exhibition of 1864, advertising that they have been established in 1810. The company moved to Dame Street in 1903 underneath new administration
Wilkinson & Kidd
Grubb, Saddler, Fenny Compton
Oliver Grubb and his sons Oliver and Walter have been recorded as harness makers in Fenny Compton within the 1891 census
Deluxe Saddlery, Baltimore MD
This saddlery is now closed, it seems to have been in business 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 found a couple of secondhand saddles on the market, however no real information
Smith, Englefield & Co. Ltd.Saddlers, Estd 1843 Nottingham
Cochran & Co Looking Saddles Leamington
Oswald Bailey, Saddler, Monmouth
There is an Oswald Bailey outdoor clothing company 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 Road, London
English Heritage’s archive data Benjamin Whipp(e)y, saddler as resident on North Audley Street from the 1790′s, the company grew to become Whippy Stegall & Flemming and Whippy Stegall & Co and occupied the tackle until World War II when the constructing was damaged by bombing.
Whippy Stegall & Co were bought by Champion & Wilton in 1947
D. Mason & Sons, Birmingham
This company dates back no less than so far as 1870, it started 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’ve seen quite a lot of military tools by this maker, relationship up to the 1940′s.
Champion & Wilton Saddlers, 36 North Audley St.London
The corporate was established in 1786 by Matthew Wilson in Oxford Street, in 1825 it became Wilson & Wilkinson. There were serveral mergers and buyouts till Gidden bought the corporate in 1961. For a greater history take a look at Nick Creaton BHSI’s webpage
Miles & Son Saddlers, Dorchester
Listed in Kelly’s Directory 1915
Gidden, Streatham Street, London WC
Army & 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, but presumably they supplied the Cadre Noir . (The Cadre Noir is the French nationwide college of equitation – a bit like the Spanish Riding Faculty in Vienna, but with a lot better uniforms.)
Sydney Ingham Saddler, Salisbury
Thomas Berney Saddler, Kilcullen
Founded in 1880 by Peter Berney, this saddlery business continues to be going strong. They have a fairly good Webpage
F.W.Mayhew, Royal Warrant to the King, Seymour St
It is a later label, the previous one showed a Royal warrant to the Queen (Victoria), that is more likely 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)” based in 1804, they have an internet site right here
Grande Selleria Suggessori, ***itta D. Carlett**, Roma via dell umilta 27
I can discover the street, however no reference to the saddler.
Military & 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
Based by Henry Owen before 1839 the company was purchased by A.McDougall & Son who had been in flip bought by Gidden in 1959. This label might be Edwardian (1901-1910), referring to the late Queen Victoria.
Rock Island Arsenal 1914
Situated on Arsenal Island, originally known as Rock Island, on the Mississippi River between the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois. Rock Island arsenal produced army leather-based accoutrements and discipline gear between the 1880′s and 1940′s.
Norman Saddler, 5 North Street, Taunton
An Ernest Edward Norman had saddlery retailers in Taunton and Minehead. A dividend notice from the company was published 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, 81-eighty two New Highway, Gravesend, dated eleven 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 Street, Oxford in directories from 1841 and 1851. In 1861 Denyer is recorded at 141 High Road, Oxford. Andrews additionally seems 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 company in Saddlery & Harness February 1892 was titled “Bliss & Co, Pioneers of the Trade No.7″. Bliss of London are nonetheless lively and about to launch a web site, they do have a Fb web page
J.E.Dunn Saddle & Harness Maker, Kenilworth
Moss Bros of Covent Backyard, 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 children together with in 1881 William, aged 14 and a saddler’s assistant. From 1899 to 1914 William Samuel Orpwood (presumably the stone island micro down jacket son) ran a saddler’s at the handle.
Hijo de Salvator Deltell, Casa el Valenciano en via ****, Madrid
A present Madrid procuring guide exhibits that this store nonetheless 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 data 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 Avenue.
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 in the Australian colonies for their superior workmanship”
A.J.Garnett, 5 Goswell Rd and 75 & 82 Long Lane, City, London EC
The Evening Put up of 23 December 1919 data 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 seem to have recovered from this setback, there are numerous patents filed below the name A.J.Garnett between 1926 and 1946, mostly for enhancements to travelling cases.
Champion & Wilton, Late Wilkinson & Co.457 & 459 Oxford St.London
Boyce & Rogers, Saddlers, Newmarket
This store featured in the 1954 movie “The Rainbow Jacket“, the movie shows 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 purchased 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 still going
Champion & Wilton, 457 & 459 Oxford St.London
Laird, Cape City
Geo. Parker & Sons, London, Established 1851,
Looking Saddles, Harness &c &c,
Saddles to the East & West Indies and South America
They seem 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 transfer to Jermyn Avenue should have been later. The company seems in an inventory of Tradesmen with a Royal Warrant in the London Gazette on 2 January 1906.