In the Collection

Wooden Breeches Tree

Donated By

Mr. Farnham Collins, ex-MFH & Mrs. Collins


In an attic in a home in New York state, a hunting treasure from by-gone days ha sbeen found. Farnham Collins, MFH, recently discovered his grandfather’s “breeches tree.”

After a hard days ride, doeskin breeches were hand-washed and placed on the breeches tree to dry. Doeskin breeches needed reshaping. They were cut to fit the individual rider and the fit was skintight.

For more information, read:

Museum News, May 2003 Vol. 15 No. 1