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Object Name Bit, Bridle
Catalog Number 0985.13.01129
Description US Model 1859 curb bit, "S" branches with lower connecting bar and one set of rein rings; iron mouthpiece with #4 port; curb chain missing; bosses missing.
Material Iron
Dimensions W-5.5 L-8 inches
Owned William H. May
Provenance This bit was used by the Hon. William H. May during the war while in command of General Taylor's independent couriers.
People May, William H.
Search Terms horse equipment
Subjects animals
horses
Bridles
Bridle making