THis item is a BRASS LETTER CLIP. with an EQUINE MOTIF. It measures 4" by 2 1/4'. It features a horse shoe with a small jockey cap at the top. The spring is tight and holds firmly. The clip is marked on the front - M. Myers & Son, GOOD LUCK, 1870. M. Myers & Son was a UK family business established early in the 19th century in Birmingham, England. The company went through number of different owners until 1947 when it was bought by Avery & Co.