A gun holster, made as part of a child’s cowboy costume, along with a belt. The holster is threaded onto a black woven nylon belt by means of two slits in the top of the holster. Both ends of the belt are sealed by leather. This leather is sewn onto the belt by white cotton thread. One end of the belt has two metal loops threaded through the leather; this is so the other end of the belt can be threaded through the two loops in order to do up the belt. The holster itself is made from a piece of black imitation leather which has been folded over on itself and punched together using four metal clasps. This created the space in which to place the toy gun. On the front of the holster printed in silver ink is a sheriff badge. At the top of the holster, above where the belt is threaded through slits, is stitching. This has obviously been done by the owner when the new belt was fitted. The back of the holster is plain except for the four punch-clasps and four small circular holes.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mrs Susan Barnett in September 2010.
Marks and inscriptions
On front of holster: The image is made up of a star with the word 'SHERIFF' printed through it