1980. Item #16664
Jacobs, Lee C. A McChesney Manual: Scrutinizing Bits and Spurs of an Innovative Creator. Colorado Springs: Author, n.d. [ca. 1980]. 62p, many photos and line ills. (mostly reproduced from old catalogues and newspapers, so of indifferent quality). Good paperbound (coffee? stains on front cover). ** Life of the renowned bit and spur maker J.R. Chesney (1867-1928) and his family, history of his firm in Texas and Oklahoma, sample pages from his catalogues, etc. The author interviewed family descendants, local historians, bit and spur collectors, etc., for this tribute. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.