This has been in my family's collection since I can remember.
There is a handwritten "sticker" that gives information -- this was confirmed about 20 years ago, by a dealer who was living in Montana for over 20 years.
The sticker (photo 2) -- states:
"Brass tacks were a must to them"
I am not giving ANY guarantees as to the REAL history of this GREAT item
...but logic suggests the age and the wear and the work; all point to the truth of the statement on the sticker.
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