Although this is an item of personal gear, I am posting it
in this section because the collectors interested in this
era are more likely to see it here and to appreciate it.
I consider this quite scarce because in all the time that
I have observed auctions on Ebay, at least those for which
detailed photographs of the button snaps are included, this
is the first set I have encountered in several years while
This is an early 1st pattern 1903 cartridge belt (pre-patent
dates on the hardware) that uses a unique glove snap fastener.
I recently updated an old posting found in the reference
section that compares and contrasts the evolved changes by
Mills and Russell, as recognized by collectors, to place a
belt within its historical context.
The entire discussion can be found here: