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Re: saddles

From: Rob
Date: 12/29/2001
Time: 6:01:30 AM
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The simplest explanation of genuine saddles is that the 1902 patt is called a fixed tree and the 1912 patt is called a swivel tree. There are very few swivel tree reproductions (although keith Dudley in Melbourne made some i believe. The simplest way to identify a 1902 patt fixed tree is to look at the front centre face of the front steel arch, in the gap between the webbing and leather. In this location is a large letter embossed in the steel ( about 1/2" high). The letters are L, M and S, indicating Large medium and small arch sizes. large is the most usable. medium and small require horses with narrow withers and backs

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