Whight & Mann's famous lockstitch, the Prima Donna, was sold in both hand and treadle forms. The treadle itself was a dedicated design of real beauty and elegance. Today it is a rare item, and highly sought after. Circa 1870.
Attributed to Kunz Lochner (German, 1510–1567). Bard made for Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxony-Coburg, dated 1548. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1932 (32.69) | This full bard comprises a shaffron, closed crinet of plate and mail for the neck, a peytral for the chest, flanchards for the sides, and a crupper for the rear of the horse. #horses