I found this old saddle the attic of an old family farm house. It was just rotting away and I couldn't stand seeing it go to waste. I took it and had someone clean it up a bit. The stirrups are platted with copper. The saddle was made by the Schoellkopf Company "The Famous Jumbo Brand" in Dallas, TX. On the left front it has the number '7008'. I did not have it re-wooled because instead of wool the original material was actually some kind of felt. I would love to find more info on this saddle if anyone can help.
Woah! What a discovery that was! That saddle looks extremely gorgeous. I hope you take good care of it. I have no doubt that you will since you've already had it cleaned up. Sadly I have to information on this saddle because I have no idea where to find the information.
Wow! That's like my dream to find something like that! ( I generally find old shoes in old houses...never a pair though...) but it looks well made, no real information to offer though. Maybe find an antique specialist in the area, or possibly search up the company name and go from there? ^-^
It looks very similar to the saddle that I inherited from my grampa not long ago, I can't tell what the stamp says though, it's worn out. All I know is it's over 100 years old and priceless, I did make another thread on mine I think on another forum not long ago. How you find some info on it. It's in beautiful condition.
There is a lot of interesting stuff in that old house. There is even an old side saddle up in the same attic. I would really love to go get it too. Unfortunately I am waiting for my mom and her brother to 'deal' with everything. After my grandmother died(a few years ago) they haven't made any progress on sorting things out. It really is a shame that all of that stuff is just rotting away.. This old wagon is on the same place and it is still in pretty decent shape as well.