Born: November 4, 1842 in Germany
Died: November 2, 1928 in New Jersey
Buermann is best known for the August Buermann Manufacturing Company based in Newark, New Jersey. His company was one of the first to mass-produce spurs, although he always maintained a line of hand-forged spurs of high quality. His company produced spurs of all types and styles from Mexican, California, Texas, and even older European and military styles. He is best known for the O.K. style spur, which was an affordable and durable design popular in the late 1800s. Buermann was adept at keeping pace with the changing styles and tastes of the day and was known to heavily borrow from the designs of other makers whose designs proved popular.
Many of Buermann’s products went unmarked, but some of the marks used over time include:
Star with “A.B.” inside it
Patd Buermanns OK
Hand forged steel
Star Steel Silver
Hercules Bronze Patd.