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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 551

Straight Bar Stainless Steel Bit Collection c 1970

Estimate: $200 - $500

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$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
Featured in this lot is this collection of straight bar stainless steel bits circa 1970's. There are a total of twelve bits in this collection. The bits feature wonderfully and professionally crafted stainless steel construction and shows hefty straight bar design with four total painted black and shows straight cheek pieces. Some of the tags show the original store tags from the Devore Saddlery store. From the estate collection of Lloyd Kent and Phyllis DeVore passed owners of the historic DeVore’s Saddlery Helena, Montana. Helena Saddlery of Helena, MONT. Was founded in 1890 and was the predecessor to DeVore Saddlery. Upon Lloyd Kent DeVore’s (also referred to as L. Kent) college graduation he purchased his father Lloyd’s business, the Helena Saddlery and Tent on Lawrence Street, and renamed it DeVore’s Saddlery in circa 1950. Kent learned his craft from some local greats such as Jack Miller and George Hargrave who also worked for DeVore’s. Both L. Kent and his bride Phyllis have since passed away and these pieces are being offered by the family estate. The condition of these bits is good with some of the black paint shown chipped from age and use but otherwise shows good overall condition. The measurements of these bits range from 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" x 2 1/2" to 4 3/4 x 6 1/4" x 2 1/2".