Look at pictures CAREFULLY and thoroughly as they are part of the description. The below statement is from a Newell catalog. We employ well trained skilled workman that have had years of experience in the saddle making business, and do our best at all times to put the best workmanship possible in all saddles. We use only the best grade of saddle skirting leather throughout.Our trees are all hand made by skilled workman. Our men are paid by the hour. We have no piece work in our shop assuring you better quality of workman. Walter Lee Newell was born Nov. 8, 1904 in Bollinger County Missouri which is located in the Southeastpart of the state and died July 2, 1993 in Los Angles CA.
Walter Newell opened a Music store and Photography Studios at 1627 South Broadway and a Cowboy store at 1629 South Broadway in St. Louis, after his family stores in Sank, Missouri closed. Walter was also an experienced musician and did a weekly music show on KXOX radio in St.
In the Cowboy store Walter carried a full line of western boots made by Justin and Nocona, Dobbs Ten Gallon western hats and cowboyLevis. In addition to human wear he carried a full line of horse furnishings. In the early 1930s he expanded his operation into making and repairing western saddles and opened a factory at 1906 South 7thStreet in St. In a 1942 ad he claimed to be The only exclusive cowboy store in St.
Louis In Walters 1944/45 catalog he states he made saddles for such well known people as Roy Rogers and Gabby Hayes. Col Jim Eskew world famous Rodeo producer of Royer Rogers Rodeo says It is my business to know saddles as well as horseflesh. When the United States entered WWII Walters shop flourished making many different items for the US military. The saddle factory was set up well to produce such things helmet liners, belts, straps and other military needs. After the war ended the call for working saddles fell way off and he turned to making trail ride saddles, parade and show saddles.
In his 1948/49 catalog he still was making and keeping in stock working saddles but he had turn his attention to high end parade saddles and show saddles such as his Silver Dollar Saddle with one hundred real silver dollars decorating the saddle. Walter also made an aluminum tree saddle with a one hundred year guarantee. Because of the heavy-duty construction of the Newell saddle, many are still in use today as working saddles and trail ride saddles. The surviving few of his custom ordered saddles and parade saddles are are prized by their owners. The item "Antique 14 1/2 Western Parade Saddle withbridle Newell's Saddle Shop St.Louis MO" is in sale since Thursday, June 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles".farmgirl" and is located in Parker, South Dakota. This item can be shipped to United States.