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    this clasp looks old... cant i.d. it

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    found this old clasp today at a mountain in new jersey that has revolutionary war history. now im not sure if its that old but, i just cannot find any info on the web resembling it, any ideas guys?

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    Look like a mouth bit for a horse..............
    Take Care,
    Pete,
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    wow awesome... so it is!!

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    That's an awful small bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old digger View Post
    That's an awful small bit?
    i was thinking the same thing!

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    I agree, but I can find them as small as 3 1/2 ". Which looks to be about the size of yours?For miniture horses.It's what I thought of first so I don't know other wise.Here's a site with one 3 1/2 "'s And seen plenty others when looking for pony jointed mouth bits.May be someone else has a better Idea I've not thought of.
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    Not to rain on the miniature horse parade, but it looks like a Gucci Handbag strap attachment. Gucci has been using horse bits for straps and decoration since around the 1950's. Neat find, Breezie Attachment 631695Name:  GucciHandbag2.jpg
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    Last edited by Breezie; May 02, 2012 at 12:13 AM.
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    Nice find, And A cool ID Timekiller


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    could be for a goat?

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    could be the gucci bag as i also found some buttons with it, but a gucci high up in the mountains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timekiller View Post
    I agree, but I can find them as small as 3 1/2 ". Which looks to be about the size of yours?For miniture horses.It's what I thought of first so I don't know other wise.Here's a site with one 3 1/2 "'s And seen plenty others when looking for pony jointed mouth bits.May be someone else has a better Idea I've not thought of.
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    Could be Viking also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher View Post
    Could be Viking also.

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    Are you eluding to the Vikings that fought for the British during the Revolutionary War. Part of their issued equipment was a Gucci cartridge bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABruce View Post
    Are you eluding to the Vikings that fought for the British during the Revolutionary War. Part of their issued equipment was a Gucci cartridge bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABruce View Post
    Are you eluding to the Vikings that fought for the British during the Revolutionary War. Part of their issued equipment was a Gucci cartridge bag.
    No I think the Vikings came down on the outher side...what was there name..ahh yes no I remember the French

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamfree View Post
    could be the gucci bag as i also found some buttons with it, but a gucci high up in the mountains?

    Gucci has used metal horse bits in various configurations on shoes (for men & women) hand bags, key chains, watch fobs, jewelry, bracelets, etc. It could have easily been on a man's shoe as a ladies bag.

    As far as the miniature horse bits (any horse/mule bits) are concerned, I was under the impression they were made of steel, stainless steel, copper and vulcanized rubber. Your bit has been plated/coated with gold and some of it is flaking off. A useable bit for a horse wouldn't be coated like yours.

    I realize it's not as exciting to find part of a shoe or handbag, and certainly not as interesting as a vintage horse bit, but if it's Gucci, it's worth more money! LOL Breezie
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