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1860 Original Manuscript Saddlers Catalogue, with Instructions and Costings


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Inside front cover says, Mr. John Finlayson , Saddler, Port Street, Stirling, 30th March 1860 . Each page lists each item with full instructions to where each piece is fitted. Sizes in feet and inches, and use of templates, each item is costed and listed in £,s,d. and quantities used. Page titles include: GIG HARNESS, 3 full pages. STOUT PONY GIG HARNESS, 4 pages. CARRIAGE HARNESS, 3 pages. STALLION BRIDLE, 1.5 pages. A SNIFFAL RIDING BRIDLE, 0.5 page. DOUBLE BRIDLE, 1 page. BEST SNIFFLE BRIDLE CUT, 2 pages. COMMON & BEST MARTINGALE, 2 pages. A RIDING SADDLE CRUPER, 0.66 page. STRAIGHT HEAD COLLAR, 0.33 page. A PLOUGH COLLAR, 0.5 page. A PLAIN STALL COLLAR, 0.5 page. A COLLAR FOR A FOAL, 1 page. YEOMANY STALL COLLAR, 1 page. A STALL COLLAR WITH 3 BRASS BUCKLES, 0.66 page. A MARTINGALE FOR A CARTHORSE, 0.33 page. COMMON CART BLINDERS, 1 page. CART BRITCHIN, 2 pages. BLINDERS FOR A SMALL PONY, 1 page. BRITCHIN FOR THE COAL PIT, 0.5 page. A MUZZLE FOR A HORSE, 0.5 page. A STALL COLLAR WITH RINGS ON CHEEKS, 1 page. 7 pages of recipes for Harness (real water proof), blackening shoes, real black dye, how to preserve leather, John Finlaysons real Harness Paste. All the above hand written in ink. The last 2 pages written in pencil: TEAM HARNESS, 2 pages. EIGHT HARNESS 2 pages. CART BRITCHEN, 1 page. ON BACK COVER OLD NEWSPAPER CUTTING LISTING 4 RECIPES, Cologne Water, Bears Grease, Blacking & Waterproof Paste. All bound in soft leather and hand stitched, signed and dated by John Finlayson. A unique record of a saddlers trade, the Henry Ford of the Horse Age, a piece of Social History.

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Weight 160 g