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Oscar Crockett

Birth place or City of origin: Pecos
State of origin: TX
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Start/Birth date: 1887
Death/End date: 1949

Oscar opened his first blacksmith shop in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in 1916 and shortly thereafter joined C P Shipley in Kansas. Many of the Crockett styles in Shipley Catalog No 16, published in 1917 have the initials "C and G" which may indicate that Crockett had a partner there. Crockett bought out Shipley's bit and spur department in 1920 and set up his own shop where he and his uncle peddled his products across the country until the business had 8 or 10 men working for it. By 1940 Crockett had 18 employees, 177 different styles of spurs and 105 bits. His bits and spurs were carried by many of the leading saddleries of the day including Miles City, Hamley and Denver Dry Goods. Crockett moved to Boulder, CO in 1943 and continued to prosper with a work force of 125 men and worldwide recognition. Oscar died in 1949 and his wife sold out to James Renalde, owner of the Denver Metals Foundry.

 

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