This is a beautiful black leather Newton Porter vintage saddle. It has a 15-15 1/2" seat. This saddle is all original with sterling silver and very unique large rim sterling silver conchos. It is in excellent condition. Asking price is $8500.00.
See authentic Build Card for saddle serial #16080 is dated December 21, 1940. Made for Mr. Ivory of Ivory Pine Co. Klamath Falls. Oregon
History: It was in 1895 when Newton Porter moved to Phoenix, AZ where he established the N. Porter Saddle & Harness Company, which became one of the finest saddleries over the next 70 years. After Porter died in approximately 1906, his oldest son, Earl, took over the operation of the business. He continued to institute the same business practices of his father until his death in 1925, when the business was taken over by Newton Porter's youngest son, Fred Porter.
The N. Porter Saddle & Harness Company remained family owned and operated until the closing of the business in the mid 1960s. N. Porter Saddle & Harness Company employed two dozen or more master craftsmen, who tooled and sewed the saddles. Their saddles were world famous for being among the finest ever made.
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