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Clark Saddlery Company - John Clark

Birth place or City of origin: Portland
State of origin: OR
Last known City: Portland
Last known State: OR
Start/Birth date: 1870
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John Clark started his historic Portland, Oregon, saddlery in 1870 and it continued to operate in competition with Hamley and George Lawrence through the 1920s.

Established in 1870, the John Clark Saddlery Co were manufacturers of an extensive line of harness and complete saddlery supplies. They were located at 104-106 Front Street in Portland. Their catalog No. 9 (c. 1914) numbered over 470 pages and included impressive full page photos of their pictorial 1913 War Bonnet Roundup (Idaho Falls, Idaho) Prize presentation saddle as well as their Frontier Days Roundup (Walla Walla, Wash) Prize saddle. They were well know as manufacturers of an extensive variety of leather and woolly chaps and even printed a separate bulletin to highlight new models many of which were ornately studded or two-tone angoras. Clark also made cinchas, scabbards, gun rigs, saddle and pommel bags, lather cuffs, spur leathers, reatas, Buermann bits and spurs


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