🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Horse tack?

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I’ve seen these posted before but can’t remember what they are. I think are part of horse tack?
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I found a buckle cover a few years ago that was different than this piece. The other one is one solid piece. Are the different styles of buckle covers?
 
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I found a buckle cover a few years ago that was different than this piece. The other one is one solid piece. Are the different styles of buckle covers?
yeah there are. do a quick google for heart buckle cover, just did one and a bunch came up. didn't bother to check much further because of the amount that popped up so i suppose it could be misidentified. But 99.9 percent sure from judging by others I have found and that quick goggle search that yes it is a buckle cover.
 
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Traveller777, I intend no offense in responding with the following information. You're giving us proof that finding that type of buckle-cover/buckle-shield "in a Confederate camp" does not mean it's from the civil war. That type (stamped-brass, and usually with a raised emblem) was invented and patented in 1892.

The patents for both the stamped-brass (1892) and the solid-cast brass (1879) versions are in my reply to Squirrel322 below.
 
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Squirrel322 asked:
> I found a buckle cover a few years ago that was different than this piece.
> The other one is one solid piece. Are the different styles of buckle covers?

Yes. As I said to Traveller (above), there are two main versions of horsegear buckle-cover/buckle-shield. The stamped-brass version shown in your first post above was invented & patented in 1892 by R.A. Wooding. The solid-cast brass version was invented & patented in 1879 by D. Mosman in 1879. See the original US patent Office diagrams for both, below.

I call them a buckle-shield because that's what the Patent calls them.

(Note, the cast-brass Mosman version sometimes has a Patent date marking. I've never such a Patent mark on the stamped brass version.
 

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Traveller777, I intend no offense in responding with the following information. You're giving us proof that finding that type of buckle-cover/buckle-shield "in a Confederate camp" does not mean it's from the civil war. That type (stamped-brass, and usually with a raised emblem) was invented and patented in 1892.

The patents for both the stamped-brass (1892) and the solid-cast brass (1879) versions are in my reply to Squirrel322 below.
You are correct. Forgive my ignorance. I am wrong.
 
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