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Object Name Bit, Bridle
Catalog Number 0985.05.00024
Description Custom brass curb bit with branches forming letters "C" and "S" connected with seven-point star; two sets of rein rings, steel lower bar connecting branches, iron mouthpiece with low port, curb chain missing.
Material Brass/Iron/Silver
Dimensions W-5.5 L-7.5 inches
Owned Nathan Bedford Forrest
Made F. Walker
Provenance The bit was used by General Nathan Bedford Forrest. The stars were silver-plated with silver dollars cut by F. Walker and welded on.
People Forrest, Nathan Bedford
Walker, F.
Search Terms horse equipment
Subjects animals
horses
Bridles
Bridle making
Coins