Wednesday, July 29, 2009

suspender engineering

Wendy brought these suspenders (braces) in the other day. They belonged to her great uncle who died about ten years ago. He was 98 when he passed. I can't begin to guess how old these suspenders are and I haven't had time to even look for any references in my research.
What struck me was the design and engineering involved in something that was of such "everyday" use, and how little of that detail we see in things today.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Terri, these are "President Suspenders". They were made around 1900 by President Suspender Company. You The design is very unique with the pulleys and strap running around the rear strap. You can find more information on my blog at

    I've been looking for a pair myself, so it's great to hear these braces are still floating around in the public! Enjoy!