R.H. Bosher

Richmond, VA Belt

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     The fixed tongue frame belt shown here was made in Richmond, Virginia, by R.H. Bosher Carriage Works.  It is stamped by the maker “R.H.Bosher Co.” over “Richmond VA.”.  Bosher, having adapted his carriage works to the making of war material, made all manner of leather goods.  Among other things, he made belts and scabbards for the Boyle and Gamble sword manufactory.

     This belt is an enlisted Infantry belt and would have been a Confederate Government purchase.  This is the exact belt shown on page 19 of Collecting the Confederacy. (Savas Beattie Publishing 2005)  The collection label could be removed, but it is Lewis Leigh’s and should probably be left on as part of its collection history.

     The belt is strong and supple; the maker mark is strong - Flawless!      

  

 

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