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Sword Belt

Object Number: 
1942.148
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Leather, brass, cotton, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/2 x 2 in. ( 90.2 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: clasp: "2819"; buckle: "28" stamped: left belt end: "A.W. POLLARD/6 COURT ST./BOSTON"
Description: 
Leather, brass, cotton, and iron sword belt; white canvas lining inside black leather belt with iron ring suspended from sliding brown leather loop, and circular brass buckle at right end that fastens to circular clasp on left; buckle has stamped eagle in center with shield on breast, three arrows in one talon, branch in other talon, and encircled by thirteen stars; clasp in stamped with wreath along border; stamped numbers on buckle and clasp and stamped mark at left end of belt.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group