Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Horse Saddles For Sale From 1922

As many of you know I love old history stuff , and over the last year I began buying old Sears Catalogs.

Back in the 20's you could buy just about anything for your farm through Sears including horse buggies, harnesses, fencing, even chicks.

So as I was looking through a 1922 Catalog I came across this page of saddles you could buy and thought the bloggers who visit would appreciate not only the prices but also that everything seemed to be included in the price. Just click the image for full size to make it readable


Also check out this page from the depression years which allowed a farmer to turn a Model T into a farm tractor, Turn Your Model T into a farm tractor using the Thrifty Farmer Attachment

15 comments:

John and Regina Zdravich said...

Pretty cool! Amazing how prices have changed!!! Too bad we can't find saddles now for that kind of money!

Katharine Swan said...

How cool! You could also buy houses... You purchased a kit and they sent you everything you needed to build your home. Those probably weren't just $12, though. ;o)

Cheyenne said...

$45 dollars for a saddle? I wish.

The People History said...

Katherine, this is from 1927,

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/oldadverts/1927completehomekits.html

If you check out another from the same year they sold farm barns complete as well

steve

Rising Rainbow said...

That was a lot of money back in those days. I wonder with inflation what that same saddle would cost today. Intersting stuff.

The People History said...

Rising Rainbow
a rough guide is 12 1/2 Times so $100 in 1930 is worth about $1,260 in todays money

Steve

Abby said...

I just so happend to come about your blog and read some this post! It's crazy how cheep those saddles are! Now of days you see new saddles for thousands of dollars!
I also want to say that I too live in the midwest and own 3 horses! Feel free to visit my blog and tell me what you think

alove4horses.blogspot.com
p.s. I am totally new to all of this blogging stuff and really want to get into it..so feel free to follow me.

thanks
-abby

Callie said...

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I love old newspapers and catalogues, what a wonderful glimpse into the past.

Midlife Mom said...

WOW! Great post, I love all the pictures of the saddles and yes it looks like everything comes with them except the horse!

Author Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

That is soo cool! I don't typically write in the 20th century, but I do have a story in mind set in 1929 if I ever get around to it. Lately, I'm writing in the 19th Century. I didn't know the Sears catalogs have all of that stuff.

Erickson said...

love the topic, I had fun reading it coz I'm a horse lover too but just a beginner one so right now I just keep on collection information that would be helpful for me in my new love.

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Midlife Mom said...

Hey Callie! Just stopped by again to say hi. Hope everything is okay, I worry about my blogging buddies when I don't see a new post up for a while. Take care!

Green Mountain Realty said...

Where can I get some of those old stock saddles? Thanks for sharing, I'm always amazed at how things have changed so much over the years.

Ranch Saddle said...

Wow!!It's like 10x the price the saddles we have nowadays..$10 90 years ago was already a lot of money!