*Published* Old Gutierrez Spade Bit

Western Trading Post

$3,500.00
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WTP.BIT114
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DESCRIPTION: For your consideration here is this classic Gutierrez spade bit. It has "Tornberg" on the silver overlay on each cheek piece along with other classic Gutierrez engraving and the original rein chains. "Tornberg" was a show horse person who was known to order a new Gutierrez bit each year (info Dick Deller). And this very bit is also featured on P. 68 of the Dick Deller and Merrilee Morrell book, One Man's Opinion About Spade Bits, where they talk about the bit. Provenance: Ex. Richie Morgan Collection (there is an RM 28 stamped on the mouth piece) and the bit came to us directly from Merrilee Morrell (Richie's widow).

MAKER: Unmarked, but attributed to Gutierrez.

APPROX AGE: Early to mid-1900s.

SIZE: It has a 5 inch mouth piece. It is 8-1/2 inches long overall.

CONDITION: Good for its age, normal wear 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.