Champion & Wilton Ltd. Saddler and Harness Maker


Champion & Wilton Ltd. 

1786 established by Mathew Wilton in Oxford Street

1961 the company was purchased by W. & H. Gidden Ltd.

2000 Champion & Wilton (wholesale) Ltd was dissolved after W. & H. Gidden was sold.

2014 Champion & Wilton's name was registered with Companies House

Royal Warrants held to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, King George V, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. In addition the German Emperor, Queen Maud of Norway and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.

champion-and-wilton-catalogue

side-saddle

This saddle, found in an attic with very stiff leather, has a blocked head and split flap.

restored-side-saddle

Following some leather conservation and awaiting restoration.

restored-side-saddle

The nearside view following restoration.

renovated-side-saddle

The offside view following restoration.

side-saddle-blocked-head

Blocked Head detail on this restored side saddle.

20th-century-saddle

Early 20th Century side saddle with padded upper safe.

old-side-saddle

Showing the offside view of this early 20th Century saddle.

side-saddle-catalogues

A selection of Catalogues.

refurbished-side-saddle

Nearside view of a fully refurbished Circa 1920 side saddle.

1920s-side-saddle

Offside view of a fully refurbished Circa 1920 side saddle.

Side saddle with rare Lonsdale girthing system, made in 1921, awaiting conservation.

restored-saddle-by-creaton-saddles

Following cleaning and conservation of leather and doeskin.

short-flap-side-saddle

The offside showing the short flap and girth guide.

lonsdale-girthing-system

The Lonsdale girthing system on the offside.

side-saddle-roller

A rare surviving example of a side saddle roller.

side-saddle-pad

Showing the Dees for attaching the pad.

old-hunting-saddle

A Gentleman's hunting saddle.

1953-officers-saddle

A Royal Horse Artillery Officer's saddle made in 1953.

A variety of Champion & Wilton loop fittings with differing sizes.

Weston & Wilton's Patent


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