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.

Texas Prison Spurs High Ryder Correctional Officer Prison Guard TDCJ DOC
Texas Prison Spurs High Ryder Correctional Officer Prison Guard TDCJ DOC
$249.99
Large pair Canyon City Prison Spurs
Large pair Canyon City Prison Spurs
$4,750.00
Walla Walla Prison Two Single Western Spurs
Walla Walla Prison Two Single Western Spurs
$450.00
Antique Huntsville Prison Spur sterling silver conchos
Antique Huntsville Prison Spur sterling silver conchos
$1,800.00
Vintage Cowboy Tom Mix Style Engraved Spurs E Garcia
Vintage Cowboy Tom Mix Style Engraved Spurs E Garcia
$695.00
PAIR OF VINTAGE PRISON MADE SILVER DOUBLE MOUNTED SPURS WITH STRAPS
PAIR OF VINTAGE PRISON MADE SILVER DOUBLE MOUNTED SPURS WITH STRAPS
$475.99
SPURS PRISON HAND MADE COWBOY COWGIRL HORSE NATIVE ANERICAN SILVER METAL VINTAGE
SPURS PRISON HAND MADE COWBOY COWGIRL HORSE NATIVE ANERICAN SILVER METAL VINTAGE
$250.75
HEAVY Antique Eagle Spurs Prison made
HEAVY Antique Eagle Spurs Prison made
$1,200.00
Real Rare Canon City Gal Leg Spurs
Real Rare Canon City Gal Leg Spurs
$5,550.00

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