This bit is made of steel (probably stainless steel).
One cheek is stamped "Champion & Wilton" and the other "Oxford Street". Champion & Wilton were prestigious London saddlers, particularly known for sidesaddles, they left their premises in Oxford Street in 1957, so this bit is at least 60 years old.
It is in remarkably good condition, with only a very little wear to its jointed mouthpiece. One side of the mouthpiece is also stamped "C & W".
The bit still has its original rounded leather cheeks, which are stitched onto plain leather reins.
Dimensions : Mouthpiece 6" (15.2cm), Cheeks 2½" (6.2cm)
693g (1lb 8½oz)
Ref : bit428
Price :£74.00 (+ £6.50 insured shipping within UK which should take 24-48 hours),
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