This elegant bit is made of steel.
The lower parts of its fine cheeks open out into balloon shapes - in Latchford's catalogue this is described as a balloon bit.
The mouthpiece has a low port.
Both cheeks are stamped "Peat".
Peat, Saddler & Harness Maker, 173 Piccadilly, London held a Royal warrant & was mentioned in Dickensí 1879 directory. The Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice ordered the sale of the business and the leasehold on 16 July 1884 following a court case brought by Latchford - presumably over a debt to the loriner.
The bit has one original curb hook.
It is in good condition with some light surface oxidation that could be polished off.
Dimensions : Mouthpiece 4¼" (10.8cm),
Cheek length 7" (18cm)
Weight : 296g (10½oz)
Ref : bit574
Price :£48.00 (+ £4.50 insured shipping within UK which should take 24-48 hours),
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