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|great KIRWAN & NEILSON LUSK WYO accessory pouch $ 285 Free Domestic Shipping
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Sweet little pouch made of saddle leather with an excellent maker's mark of this popular Wyoming Saddlery. They were usually
made to hold fence pliers but cowboys could put just about anything in them.
John William "Jack" Kirwan was born in Pennsylvania in 1885. He moved out west to Wyoming with his Missouri bride Anna
around 1915. He served in World War 1 in the Army and returned to Douglas Wyoming where he enjoyed spending time making
saddles at his shop. In the late 1930's his wife passed away and he moved to the nearby town of Lusk Wyoming where he
partnered with T. C. Neilson in his shoe shop, and together they built a reputation for finely crafted saddles under the name of
Kirwan & Neilson. Kirwan died at age 54 of influenza in 1944. This pouch measures 5 1/2" across the top, is 3" tall and opens
about 3/4" wide with it's gusset insert. Perfect condition. Note the little side tangs off the back of this piece, it can be nailed to a
wall or tied to a saddle with a latigo. Items from this saddlery (other than their well build saddles) are exceedingly difficult to find.
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