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DescriptionPrivate Purchase Spurs: Oakes Marked Pair.
Desirable pair of "Oakes" marked spurs. John Oakes was a spur manufacturer who operated in Birmingham, England beginning in the 1840's. His son William later joined the company, and was listed as "J. Oakes & Son" in the 1861 Birmingham trades directory. After John retired his son continued the business into the 1880's. Note the rowels are horizontal or "raking" in style. That is a more common feature on Confederate spurs than other spurs. In fine condition. From the Bob Baird Collection
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