This is a set of non excavated patent box spurs used during the Civil War. This type of spur did not use straps to attach to the boot. Instead, a spring loaded box was made into the heel, and the spur had a key on the back side of the neck that fit into the box. This set of box spurs is not maker marked. One of the spurs still has the brass box that was installed in the boot heel. It is stamped with the word PATENT, and nothing else. These iron spurs have a rounded body and a rounded, slightly angled neck. The arms of the spurs do not have faux screw heads cast into them. The 3/4", 30 point iron rowels are still on the neck and rotate freely. The book "Confederate, US and other Civil War Used Spurs" by Bob Baird shows a good example of this type spur, shown as a drawing and referred to as No. 207 Patent Box Spur, on page 96, and the box spur of Confederate General Turner Ashby on page 97. The number 207 reference is to the spur listed in Schuyler, Hartley & Graham 1864 catalog. This set of spurs is in very good condition with the majority of the nickel plating remaining. The bodies of the spurs are straight, no twists or bends. The necks are straight and still retain the iron pins and rowels. These style spurs would have been private purchase ones, most likely worn by an officer. If you have a spur collection, these will compliment it well.
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