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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Harness and saddle fittings https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings.html Bridle Bit https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings/bridle-bit-38687.html Mon, 17 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Harness and saddle fittings Bridle Bit  
Description: A nearly complete copper-alloy bridle bit, consisting of the mouthpiece and both cheek-pieces. The mouthpiece is of the single bar type and has barley-twist moulding on one side. The cheek-pieces are ring-shaped with looped extensions for the headstall and the reins. It is an example of a Liverpool driving bit which is described on the Driving Essentials Inc website as:

The most widely used of all driving bits. It can be made in a variety of mouthpieces with fixed or swivel cheeks. Fixed cheeks do not allow the cheeks to swivel and are designed to be used with a pair of horses. This avoids the pinching of the lips that can occur with the coupling reins. With swivel cheeks, the mouthpiece can be made to slide up and down. A sliding mouthpiece is often preferred because it tends to keep the mouth more responsive. Accompanied by a curb chain, the Liverpool bit offers a variety of rein settings for maximum adjustability.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Harness and saddle fittings
Category: Harness and saddle fittings
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Bridle Cheek-Piece https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings/bridle-cheek-piece-54230.html Fri, 08 Feb 2019 17:43:23 GMT Harness and saddle fittings Bridle Cheek-Piece  
Description: A fragment of one cheek-piece of a three-piece copper-alloy bridle bit of the post-medieval period. For the original form of the cheek-piece, and the construction of an almost complete bridle bit of similar type, see UKDFD 38687.

Note
At the time of recording, a similar fragment recorded on the PAS database as  CPAT-F49988 is dated to the Late Iron Age - Early Roman period.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Harness and saddle fittings
Category: Harness and saddle fittings
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Blinker or Saddle Brass https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings/blinker-or-saddle-brass-54158.html Sun, 13 Jan 2019 12:09:36 GMT Harness and saddle fittings Blinker or Saddle Brass  
Description: A plain rectangular cast brass blinker or saddle brass with in-curved chamfered corners. The recessed back has four moulded bosses, which retain remnants of embedded copper-alloy attachment wires. The surface of the brass has been refurbished after excavation.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Harness and saddle fittings
Category: Harness and saddle fittings
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Blinker or Saddle Brass https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings/blinker-or-saddle-brass-54154.html Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:12:17 GMT Harness and saddle fittings Blinker or Saddle Brass  
Description: A plain cast brass blinker or saddle brass. The brass is heart-shaped with radiused edges and has three incomplete attachment points on the back for fastening to leather. The surface of the brass has been refurbished after excavation.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Harness and saddle fittings
Category: Harness and saddle fittings
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Shield-Shaped Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings/shield-shaped-mount-54116.html Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:27:36 GMT Harness and saddle fittings Shield-Shaped Mount  
Description: A copper-alloy undecorated shield-shaped harness mount or blinker brass with the remains of four embedded lugs on the reverse.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Harness and saddle fittings
Category: Harness and saddle fittings
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Blinker or Saddle Brass https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings/blinker-or-saddle-brass-54113.html Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:32:12 GMT Harness and saddle fittings Blinker or Saddle Brass  
Description: A plain rectangular cast copper-alloy blinker or saddle brass with incurved chamfered corners. There are six attachment points on the back, but the lugs (or studs) for fastening the mount to leather are now missing.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Harness and saddle fittings
Category: Harness and saddle fittings
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Blinker or Saddle Brass https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings/blinker-or-saddle-brass-54091.html Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:47:18 GMT Harness and saddle fittings Blinker or Saddle Brass  
Description: A plain rectangular cast copper-alloy blinker or saddle brass with incurved chamfered corners. The recessed back has four moulded bosses, which retain remnants of embedded copper-alloy attachment wires.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Harness and saddle fittings
Category: Harness and saddle fittings
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Harness Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings/harness-mount-54077.html Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:00:58 GMT Harness and saddle fittings Harness Mount  
Description: A plain copper-alloy oval harness mount or saddle brass. The back has the remains of four attachment lugs with iron encrustation. 
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Harness and saddle fittings
Category: Harness and saddle fittings
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Harness Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings/harness-mount-19556.html Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMT Harness and saddle fittings Harness Mount  
Description: A cast copper-alloy harness mount of mid 19th to early 20th century date. It is circular, with a toothed edge and a geometric openwork centre. A separate dome-headed rivet was originally fitted as a centre boss, but is now missing. On the back there are four attachment points with the remains of embedded steel lugs.

This particular form of decoration developed in the industrial centre of Sheffield, and the type became known as “Sheffield Stars”.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Harness and saddle fittings
Category: Harness and saddle fittings
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Harness Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/harness-and-saddle-fittings/harness-mount-19555.html Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMT Harness and saddle fittings Harness Mount  
Description: A cast copper-alloy harness mount of mid 19th to early 20th century date. It is circular, with a toothed edge and a geometric openwork centre. A separate dome-headed rivet is fitted as a centre boss. On the back there are four attachment points with the remains of embedded steel lugs.

This particular form of decoration developed in the industrial centre of Sheffield, and the type became known as “Sheffield Stars”.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Harness and saddle fittings
Category: Harness and saddle fittings
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