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.

Cowboy 1st ed Canon City Spur BOOK COLORADO PRISON SPURS MEN WHO MADE THEM Maul
Cowboy 1st ed Canon City Spur BOOK COLORADO PRISON SPURS MEN WHO MADE THEM Maul
$125.00
HEAVY Antique Eagle Spurs Prison made
HEAVY Antique Eagle Spurs Prison made
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Montana 1941 License Plate LINCOLN count  prison made as is PAIR
Montana 1941 License Plate LINCOLN count prison made as is PAIR
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Colorado Hist Canon City Spurs Colorado Prison Spurs  Men Who Made Them 1995
Colorado Hist Canon City Spurs Colorado Prison Spurs Men Who Made Them 1995
$95.00
CANON CITY SPUR COLORADO PRISON SPURS  THE MEN WHO MADE THEM by Patrice Maul
CANON CITY SPUR COLORADO PRISON SPURS THE MEN WHO MADE THEM by Patrice Maul
$125.00
Churchill Coin World War II Medal Silver London UK I Great Britian Old
Churchill Coin World War II Medal Silver London UK I Great Britian Old
£0.01
Fort Knox Silver Gold Bar Autograph Americana US Bullion Federal Reserve Eagle
Fort Knox Silver Gold Bar Autograph Americana US Bullion Federal Reserve Eagle
£0.01
FRANKENSTEIN RARE 1929 COLIN CLIVE JAMES WHALE JOURNEYS END THEATRE PROGRAM
FRANKENSTEIN RARE 1929 COLIN CLIVE JAMES WHALE JOURNEYS END THEATRE PROGRAM
$49.99
Donald Trump Silver Gold Coin US President MAGA White House Americana Medal USA
Donald Trump Silver Gold Coin US President MAGA White House Americana Medal USA
£0.01

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