what type of bit is this?

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  • Jic bit
  • Common 1800s horse bits

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  • 3 Post By Endiku
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    07-13-2013, 05:01 PM
what type of bit is this?

I found this bit in my trainers office and we have no clue on the name of this bit?
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    07-13-2013, 05:04 PM
Looks like an old driving or harness bit to me, but I am just guessing.
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    07-13-2013, 06:22 PM
It looks like a very strange spoon bit. Maybe an antique spoon bit with the extra rings and snaffle part for the check rein. Not sure if that's the right name, but for the "reins" that go from the bit up to the side of the browband, and back down to the harness.
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    07-13-2013, 06:25 PM
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Sorry, but it looks like a nightmare to me.
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    07-13-2013, 06:32 PM
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Looks like a very nice office decoration to me ;)
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    07-13-2013, 09:11 PM
I agree Endiku, would look GREAT up on a wall with other antiques. My mom has a whole wall full of antique gardening and farm type equipment. This would go perfectly lol.
    07-13-2013, 09:29 PM
It's an antique scissor driving bit. Possibly manufactured by August Buermann. The dates for it that I found varied greatly from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. Here are a couple more pictures of it that I found:

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    07-19-2013, 02:21 PM
Hi all...
This is a JIC (or Jay-Eye-See) bit. It's a pretty common bit, though a strange looking thing. They were sold, among other places, via the old Sears-Roebuck catalog. I'm guessing I have one for sale if anyone is interested.

I've heard the bit was associated with J.I. Case (of farm implement fame) who, I guess, also owned a famous trotting horse back in the day named...Jay Eye See!

Here's an ad for the bit (not sure where it appeared):

    07-19-2013, 02:49 PM
Green Broke
That's awesome ... I LOVE old bits and contraptions that were used on horses...

Very unique..

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