It looks like it did have the bit piece in it at one time, the shank is stamped Crocket, I am assuming it is most likely from the 1950's. Boy I just went back to the book link and it says it is an old Hamley catalog from 1940. Very interesting!
This is the link, dont know if it will work or not.
This picture showed me how the heck the swiveling cheek pieces went! LOL
Fun finds! The guy had all kinds of neat stuff, nothing I had room for though! An old sit of leather mule harness, ole metal wheels. I also got this set of hangers! for $1 each! His prices were so cheap!!
Husband was like,"Where are you going to put those?" LOL Oh I will find a place LOL after I wire brush them and paint them black. LOL
I hope to get back to posting more, with FB and work I just havnt been making the time! I miss it!! Good day to all!
Went back to that Garage Sale and took a friend, he found several horse collers and hames, and an old cattle stantion for $52.
I found another bridle, with an old Crockett bit on it. I only paid $2 for it! LOL The leather is not in good shape but it has to old diamonds and concho on the cheek pieces. I think I will do this with it....
Mount it on an old weather board and put some hooks on the bottom.
This is the Crockett bit, which will go on....
....My farm wall in the dining room, along with the hackamore bit, and also another old hack I picked up today too! LOL.