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Sword belt

Object Number: 
INV.8361
Date: 
1885-1899
Medium: 
Leather, cotton, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 40 1/2 x 2 in. ( 102.9 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: plate: "NY" (National Guard New York) stamped: left belt tip: "141 GRAND ST./J.H. McKENNEY & CO./NEW YORK"
Description: 
Leather, cotton, and brass sword belt; stitched, black leather-covered canvas sword belt with sliding loop near center of belt suspending scabbard sling with brass hook at end that fastens to another scabbard sling suspended from circular frog sewn on left side of belt, and with rectangular brass plate at right end that fastens to clip on left; plate has stamped English-style lettering in center, flanked by wreath at bottom and with beaded background; stamped mark at left belt tip.
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, this sword belt was pat of a uniform worn by Thomas H. Barber while a general in the National Guard, New York, from 1886 through 1899. The belt was donated by the general's son.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas H. Barber, 1954
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group