I have a saddle in my possession with the following stamps:
The only stamp I am certain of is the 16.5 for the seat size.
Does anyone know what the other stamps mean?
The "2" following the 16.5 is the flap size. 2 is their "standard" flap size.
"Normale" is a medium tree.
Does anyone know what SOCOA stamped on a Devoucoux jumping saddle means?
Thanks...do you happen to know what
the stamp SOCOA means?
Do any of the numbers represent year of manufacture?
Socoa is the model of saddle. A Devoucoux Socoa. I think that the other number is the serial number, but I'm not positive.
As someone else said, Socoa is the model. The numbers mean that it was the 1,214th saddle made in 1998.
^^^^Ditto to this
yep and it's a 16.5" with a flap 2 and a normal tree ( that's what ARCADE NORMALE stands for)
Here you go:
SOCOA = model name
1214 98 = serial number and I believe year manufactured
Arcade Normale = tree size, normal/medium
16.5 = seat size
2 = flap size
Hope that helps
1. I didn't know there was a stamp, silly me.
2. I wonder what year mine was made...
My stamp is:
Biarritz - Model
654 B - ?
Arcade Normale - Tree
175 2 - 17.5 size
Made in France
Was my saddle made BC? Before Christ? I know it was used but its in great condition!
Hilarious--Before Christ! Mine is: SO 98 1
Does this mean it was the first saddle made in 1998? There's nothing else there to describe the flap....but it is 13 inches long. Any ideas?
It means it's a 1998 model with a #1 flap--that's their short flap configuration. #2 is their standard flap.
The Devoucoux notation has grown more complex over time. The older saddles don't have as much info inscribed on them.
Resident COTH saddle nerd. (CYA: Not a pro, just a long-time enthusiast!)