1932 Chas. P. Shipley

Saddlery & Mercantile co.  

Catalog # 25

Harness, Saddles, Boots

Kansas City, Mo.

Charles P. Shipley was born in Wooster, Ohio in 1864 where he learned the saddlery & harness trade.  He started his name-sake Saddlery and Mercantile Company of Kansas City in August, 1885 with $300 of borrowed capital. 


Shipley branched out from strictly harness to the manufacture of boots, saddles, chaps, bridles and all types of leather goods eventually expanding and incorporating in 1910. Chas P Shipley died in 1943 & son, Clyde, ran the business until it closed in 1972.

Saddles in this catalog include numbers 01, 02, 03, 07, 09, 11, 12, 150, 151, 152, 299, 286, 287, 297, 325, 327, 292, 275, 397, 399, 323, 316s, 508, 509, 310, 328, 326, 307, 396, 269, 60, 240, 700, 715, 716, 717, 721, 729, 731, 724, 725, 727 & 734

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