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Hand crafted and made in England
Great piece of equipment for all year round
I make Parsons Rump on a Singer sewing machine (treadle type), made at a factory in Clydebank Scotland in January 1932. It requires no electricity to work just leg power.
Parsons Rump is truly a cottage industry, my sewing machine is in the corner of my lounge and I sit and make the Rumps in the evenings or on rainy days when I cannot work outside.
I use Reflexite tape because I feel it is far superior to other types of fluorescent tape, it is more expensive but I feel well worth the extra cost.
The Rump is attached to the saddle by three straps. Firstly to the girth straps by an adjustable loop of webbing; the third strap attaches to leather ‘T’ that fits into the gullet of the saddle.
All three straps are attached to the Rump by Velcro™, this creates a weak point and if per chance the Rump gets caught then all things being equal, it will break free. I can honestly say I have tested it sometimes on purpose (just to make sure it works) and when I have mis-judged turn on the forehand through a gate. On every occasion, the Velcro™ pulls apart and left the Rump hanging on whatever it caught on.