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Joe Bianchi

Birth place or City of origin: Origgio
State of origin: Italy
Last known City: Victoria
Last known State: TX
Start/Birth date: 1871
Death/End date: 1949

Moved with family to Victoria, Texas in 1885. Joe's brother, Paul, opened a blacksmith shop in 1886 and Joe joined him in the late 1890s. Bianchi spurs can be recognized by its bottle opener shank, Mexican silver coins, stationary buttons and unique rowel pin covers. Bianchi spurs are marked with either Bianchi on one spur and Victoria Tex on the other or Hand Forged inside the heel band of both spurs. Joe remained active making spurs, bits and branding irons until his death at age 78 in 1949.

 

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