Nightstick w/ strap

Object Number: 
1942.77
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Wood, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 x 1 3/8 in. ( 66 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
carved: by strap at handle end: "5421"
Description: 
Straight baton style nightstick with leather strap tied through holes bored at the handle end; carved identification mark between strap.
Gallery Label: 
This nightstick was used by a member of the New York City Police Department.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George E. Stonebridge
Provenance: 
The George E. Stonebridge Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group