spur with cord

spur with cord

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Description
The spurs were a gift from the paniolo cowboy Masatsu “Masa” Kawamoto. Spurs are the metal device attached to a cowboy’s boots that were used to dig into the horse’s side to encourage it to go faster. Masa has donated two different types of spurs. The first pair of spurs is made out of metal and leather with a piece of wire wrapped around it. The second pair of spurs is made from the traditional Spanish and Mexican style with a spiked metal wheel and a leather strap that fits the metal spur onto the boot.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spur
date made
ca.1940
place made
United States: Hawaii, Hawaii
Associated Place
Philippines
Physical Description
metal (part material)
leather (part material)
cord (part material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 2 in; 21.59 cm x 11.43 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
2012.0205.03b
accession number
2012.0205
catalog number
2012.0205.03b
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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