Prison Spurs

We are all familiar with the images of prisoners working hard labor, breaking rocks or digging and building roads. However, back in the 19th and early 20th century, some were also making what would come to be known as prison spurs.

Those prisons that had machine shops or workshops allowed the prisoners to make metal items. Prisons such as those in Colorado, Washington and Texas, turned their inmates into fine craftsmen letting them make and decorate cowboy spurs.

I guess that they had lots of time on their hands when making these items. Many an hour would be whiled away, engraving and carving designs in the spurs, making the leather straps and decorating them.

Prison spurs are highly collectible items in todays market. They are not quite as popular as some of the other historic makers, but they do hold their place in the history of these iconic American items.

Antique western spurs Canon City Prison Made 100 original
Antique western spurs Canon City Prison Made 100 original
$510.00
VINTAGE TEXAS SPURS HUNTSVILLE PRISON DOUBLE MOUNTED
VINTAGE TEXAS SPURS HUNTSVILLE PRISON DOUBLE MOUNTED
$299.99
BEAUTIFUL Prison Hand Made Silver Mounted Hand Engraved Texas SPURS MAKE OFFER
BEAUTIFUL Prison Hand Made Silver Mounted Hand Engraved Texas SPURS MAKE OFFER
$495.00
Prison Made Basket Stamped Leather Quality Dark Tan Spur Straps MAKE OFFER
Prison Made Basket Stamped Leather Quality Dark Tan Spur Straps MAKE OFFER
$80.00
TEXAS PRISON High Quality Hand Tooled Leather Cowboy Spur Straps MAKE OFFER
TEXAS PRISON High Quality Hand Tooled Leather Cowboy Spur Straps MAKE OFFER
$77.00
1874 TOWERS antique western cowboy marshal prison handcuffs leg irons spurs key
1874 TOWERS antique western cowboy marshal prison handcuffs leg irons spurs key
$350.00
1874 antique TOWER western cowboy marshal prison handcuffs leg irons spurs w key
1874 antique TOWER western cowboy marshal prison handcuffs leg irons spurs w key
$425.00
Vintage Antique BEAUTIFUL LARGE PRISON MADE SPURS
Vintage Antique BEAUTIFUL LARGE PRISON MADE SPURS
$1,800.00