RIA Spurs. This is a pair of spurs manufactured by (RIA) Rock Island Arsenal. RIA manufactured various government owned arsenal for the military and dates back to 1816. It was located on the Mississippi River in Illinois. This pair of spurs are from the WWI era. Marked R.I.A. 1908. These would make a wonderful display item among a military or equestrian collection.
Rock Island Arsenal encompasses 946 acres located on Arsenal Island (formerly known as Rock Island) in Illinois on the Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline, Ill. It was established by an act of Congress in 1862.
The arsenal served as a prison camp during the Civil War; produced infantry, cavalry, and artillery equipment during the Spanish-American War; produced arms, ammunition, and personal equipment during World War I; and manufactured machine guns and disintegrating belt links for machine guns during World War II.
This is a wonderful piece of history to add to your collectoin.
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