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1978 Hesston Belt Buckle

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Vintage Commemorative Rodeo Belt Buckle

The 1978 Hesston buckle was the Fourth Edition Collector's Buckle commemorating the 5th annual network telecast from Oklahoma City. Says "National Finals Rodeo, 1978, Hesston". Zoom in on information on back.

Brass. (Yellow brass) Measures 3 1/2" long, 2 5/8" wide. This is the large adult size, not Youth. Fits a belt up to 1 3/4" wide

I am selling this one along with others in the future for a friend who is now ready to part with her husband's beloved Hesston Collection. He purchased each buckle as it became available from Duible Equipment in Ann Arbor, MI.

History of Hesston Buckles:
The Hesston buckle was developed by a farming implement manufacturer called the Hesston Company out of Hesston, Kansas (and later bought out by AGCO, a German based company named AGCO Corporation founded on June 20, 1990 with its headquarters just outside Atlanta, Georgia. AGCO bought out the Hesston Company of Hesston, Kansas but retained its brandname identity).

Hesston has been a leading manufacturer of North American hay tools since 1955 and belt buckles since 1974.The town of Hesston where the Hesston Company was founded dates back to 1886, when the Missouri Pacific railroad was building westward. The town had two names before the people settled on Hess Town, named for two brothers who were landowners where the town was later built.

The Hesston Company commissioned their first buckle in 1974 which was mostly given away to employees, good customers, and relatives of employees. This was a plain brass buckle with Hesston written boldly across the front and no association with the rodeo. Fewer than 15,000 buckles were made that year by Ruebrow Manufacturing, Brooklyn, NY and Hesston had some of these buckle on hand for years to come (turned out to be difficult to distribute). That plain 74 Hesston buckle today is today valued at over a thousand dollars by the serious buckle collectors across the nation!
Vintage Commemorative Rodeo Belt Buckle

The 1978 Hesston buckle was the Fourth Edition Collector's Buckle commemorating the 5th annual network telecast from Oklahoma City. Says "National Finals Rodeo, 1978, Hesston". Zoom in on information on back.

Brass. (Yellow brass) Measures 3 1/2" long, 2 5/8" wide. This is the large adult size, not Youth. Fits a belt up to 1 3/4" wide

I am selling this one along with others in the future for a friend who is now ready to part with her husband's beloved Hesston Collection. He purchased each buckle as it became available from Duible Equipment in Ann Arbor, MI.

History of Hesston Buckles:
The Hesston buckle was developed by a farming implement manufacturer called the Hesston Company out of Hesston, Kansas (and later bought out by AGCO, a German based company named AGCO Corporation founded on June 20, 1990 with its headquarters just outside Atlanta, Georgia. AGCO bought out the Hesston Company of Hesston, Kansas but retained its brandname identity).

Hesston has been a leading manufacturer of North American hay tools since 1955 and belt buckles since 1974.The town of Hesston where the Hesston Company was founded dates back to 1886, when the Missouri Pacific railroad was building westward. The town had two names before the people settled on Hess Town, named for two brothers who were landowners where the town was later built.

The Hesston Company commissioned their first buckle in 1974 which was mostly given away to employees, good customers, and relatives of employees. This was a plain brass buckle with Hesston written boldly across the front and no association with the rodeo. Fewer than 15,000 buckles were made that year by Ruebrow Manufacturing, Brooklyn, NY and Hesston had some of these buckle on hand for years to come (turned out to be difficult to distribute). That plain 74 Hesston buckle today is today valued at over a thousand dollars by the serious buckle collectors across the nation!

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: brass
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