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Key to the powder magazine of Fort William and Mary

Object Number: 
1949.158
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 18.1 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Iron key with loop handle, round shaft, and scrolled key end.
Gallery Label: 
This key is for the powder magazine of old Fort William and Mary, now Fort Constitution, in Portsmouth, NH. The powder magazine was used for the storage of ammunition by American troops during the Revolutionary War. The donor of the key was an ordnance sergeant stationed at Fort Constitution in 1898.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Hartford Beaumont
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group