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Object Name Belt, Sam Browne
Catalog Number 1975.100.07
Date 1932-1936
Material(s) Leather/Brass
Dimensions H-38 W-2.25 inches
Description This is a black Sam Browne belt. It has a black leather exterior and brown leather interior. There are 15 adjustment holes on the end that tapers to a point. On the opposite end is a stitched design, brass fittings and two leather rings, one with a metal buckle. Embossed on this end is a manufacturing label that reads, "SERVICE/FULL GRAIN/BRIDLE LEATHER". There is a leather strap attached to a brass ring. The strap has adjustment holes and a brass buckle on one end, and the opposite end has a hole for a brass fitting. fittings. Stamped in black ink, in three different places, is "B. BOOKER".
Notes This belt belonged to Bodley Booker (1918-2007). He was chairman and founder of a furniture company, the Booker-Price Company. He grew up in Lousville and attended the Kentucky Military Institute and the University of Virginia. During World War II he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the Colmar Pocket operation and the Ruhr Pocket offensive. After the war he served in the National Guard and Army Reserve.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Booker, Bodley, Jr.
Subjects Belts (Clothing)
Military uniforms
Clothing & dress
Search Terms Kentucky Military Institute (KMI)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS