Friday, December 2, 2016

NEW MODEL with INDIAN DESIGN BUCKLE

INDIAN DESIGN BUCKLE was born in 1936 just 80 years ago. We are glad to be able to announce a reproduction model by INDIAN DESIGN BUCKLE in 2016.

About BUCKLE
Buckles are made of solid steel, press molded, nickel plated, stamped in the traditional Navajo design. This buckle that born in 1936 was designed by a tentative name POD company (The company name is private for some reasons), and played an active part as face of various western belts. Made by North & Judd MFG. POD company is Pioneer of a DRESS BELT.


Background of a DRESS BELT
Preface, A studded belt referred to here is a dress belt that has had fashion emphasis. It's different from the strong work belt (cowboy gear) of a gun leather and saddle manufacturer of the Lawrence and the H.H.Heiser company and etc. Stockman farmer supply company is a supplier of the DRESS BELT. And manufacture of the DRESS BELT is a POD company established in 1920's. Also saddle maker established in 1870's is a forerunner of POD company.

POD company specialized the DRESS BELT from the 1920's to the 1950's, was responding to the American various needs by novelty sense. By the way, "Made in the west by expert" in Montgomery ward catalog has means a POD company. Also, Stockman Farmer Supply Company established in 1919. There were two companies in 1.5 mile distance. Two young companies which have started at an around the same time cooperate each other.


In 1918 Philip Miller traveled to the Great American West on the advice of his doctor, and to sell hats for his family’s New York City based Miller Bros. hat company. Phillip Miller’s temporary stint in Denver evolved into a much greater journey- a lifelong love of the West and the creation of a western wear business that survives to this day. As a traveling hat salesman, Phillip became close with the farmers, ranchers and rodeo cowboys that he met, and in addition to hats, began providing them with special items (DRESS BELT etc...) they would request. This experience provided the basis for the founding of his own Denver-based business, a mail order catalog originally operated as Stockman Farmer Supply Company.


Originally the spot decorations were adopted to a harness and sporting goods. POD company installed the spots decoration to fashion, and made the DRESS BELT. The DRESS BELT was very popular. A major mail order brand also begins to sell it from the mid 1930's, and more design is born. Inlay belt, Cutout belt, Card belt, and Picture belt are a planning of POD company. POD company is also planning the buckle and emboss design for the Western belt. Also the flashy color belt (Orange and Green) was sold until in early 1930's. 1930's No.955 card belt (No.2070 is removed) are an exclusive design by Stockman farmer supply company.

Rock Mount company sold the last DRESS BELT of POD company. A component was exchanged for modern version, but the same technique as those days was adopted, and I was glad that tradition is taken over correctly. If you have a vintage DRESS BELT, please look once more. That is probably a belt with long history and tradition of POD company.

Afterword, POD company brought down the curtain on its 135 years history in 2012. We have respected POD company's traditions to produce reproduction items. The unique characteristic of the Western golden age has not change despite the passing years. We want to capture this aspect of a DRESS BELT's tradition and transmit it to the fast-moving days of today.

ACE WESTERN BELTS
Dec 2016



About NEW MODEL

No.300 and No.300H
Montgomery Ward “Better Quality” 1939 Model, Made in the West by expert
A reproduction of the 1930's model by Montgomery word. We reproduced the emboss and an inlay design in faithfully from the 1930's original belt. 3-dimensional pictures spots and the face cut jewel which are the feature of this era are a genuine Czech glass.(face cut jewel of No.300 is acrylic) Jewel ring adopts the genuine old stock and the reproduction of classic style like a vintage.





No.310 
Miller Stockman “No.1058” 1939 Model, Made in the West by expert
A reproduction of the 1930's model by Miller stockman. We reproduced the late 1930's emboss design in faithfully from the original belt. The face cut jewel which are the feature of this era are a genuine old stock glass. Jewel ring adopts the reproduction of classic style like a vintage.






No.301 
Unknown 1930’s Model, Made in the West by expert
A reproduction of the 1930's model. We reproduced the late 1930's emboss design in faithfully from the original belt. 3-dimensional pictures spots which are the feature of this era are a genuine Czech glass. Jewel ring adopts the reproduction of classic style like a vintage.







No.320 
SEARS “Indian Design” 1936 Model, Made in the West by expert
A reproduction of the 1930's model by SEARS. The derivation model of "BULLET series" born in 1935. We reproduced the main emboss design in faithfully from the 1930's original belt. The face cut jewel which are the feature of this era are a genuine old stock glass. Jewel ring adopts the reproduction of classic style like a vintage.






No.220 “1936 Model” 
Western Ranchman / Miller stockman 1936 Model, Made in the West by expert
A reproduction of the 1930's model by Western Ranchman. We reproduced the early 1930's emboss design in faithfully from the original belt. The face cut jewel which are the feature of this era are a genuine old stock glass. Jewel ring adopts the reproduction of classic style like a vintage.




Friday, August 5, 2016

We release a new two design!
























Each belt is painstakingly made to be as near as possible to the originals that were so popular from the early to mid 20th century.

FCFS!!!
This product will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, early purchase is recommended.

Series 300 Model by NOVELTY BELT & BUCKLE Co, Chicago
★Special Limited Edition - total 20 (Black color 10, Brown color 10)
★The specification of overlay can be chosen(without overlay or with overlay)
★The jewel color can be chosen(Green, Red, Blue, Amber, Light Purple, Pink)

A reproduction of the dress belt by Novelty Belt & Buckle Company. We reproduced the emboss and spots design in faithfully from the 1940-1950's original belt. Buckle are a new old stock. Face cut jewel which are the feature of this era are a genuine old stock 1950's. Jewel ring adopts the reproduction of classic style like a vintage. The fixation method is also same as the original. Cowboy spots of brass is the reproduction from the original. A trademark of NOVELTY BELT is marked in the belt back side.

Buckle:Genuine old stock by NORTH & JUDD
Belt:Emboss design of took a mold from the original in 1950's
Over lay:Reproduced the atmosphere of material like original by special processing
Jewel:Genuine old stock 1950's, Reflector jewel
Jewel ring:with overlay is jagged ring, without overlay is reproduction of classic style like a vintage
Cowboy Spots:Reproduction by Brass

We release a new two design!



























Each belt is painstakingly made to be as near as possible to the originals that were so popular from the early to mid 20th century.

FCFS!!!
This product will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, early purchase is recommended.

Series 400 Model by NOVELTY BELT & BUCKLE Co, Chicago
★Special Limited Edition - total 10 (Black color 5, Brown color 5)

A reproduction of the dress belt by Novelty Belt & Buckle Company. We reproduced the emboss and overlay design in faithfully from the 1940-1950's original belt. Buckle are a genuine old stock 1940’s. Oval jewel are a new old stock. Face cut jewel which are the feature of this era are a used parts of a vintage. Jewel ring adopts the genuine old stock and the reproduction of classic style like a vintage. The jewel fixation method is also same as the original by six prong. Cowboy spots of brass is reproduction. A trademark of NOVELTY BELT is marked in the belt back side.

Buckle:Genuine old stock early 1940's by NORTH & JUDD
Belt:Emboss design of took a mold from the original in 1940's
Over lay:Reproduced the atmosphere of material like original by special processing
Oval Jewel:New old stock
Round Jewel:Genuine used 1940's, Reflector jewel
Cowboy Spots:Reproduction by Brass