Great Old Ring Bit Attributed To Irl Terry

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Available here for your consideration is a great old ring bit attributed to Irl Terry based on style and engraving. This nice looking bit is highlighted with conchos on the cheeks and engraved overlay along the shanks from top to bottom. It has a 4 inch wide ring attached to three chains. The history of bits and spurs in North America begins with the Spanish who first came to the new world in the 1500s, bringing horses and livestock with them. The Spanish colonial style is the predecessor of the Californian and Mexican styles we know today. Make sure to add this great piece to your collection now!
MAKER: Attributed to Irl Terry. Irl Terry wound up taking over Mike Morales' tools after Morales left Hamleys in about 1914. Terry had apprenticed under Mike Morales and then wound up working for Hamleys from about 1914 - 1926. You can see Morales influence in Irl Terry's work. He rarely marked his work.
APPROX AGE: Early to Mid 1900s. 
SIZE: The mouth measures 4 3/4 inches wide, and is 8 3/8 inches long overall on the cheeks. (if applicable say) 
CONDITION: Average to good for its age, normal wear and minor imperfections expected. Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description and are hereby incorporated into the description, specifically with regards to condition.