Waist belt with cartridge box

Object Number: 
1931.83ab
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Leather, brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall (a: waistbelt): 31 1/8 × 1 7/8 in. (79.1 × 4.8 cm) Overall (b: cartridge box): 7 1/4 × 8 3/8 in. (18.4 × 21
Marks: 
stamped: cartridge box plate: "SNY" (New York State) applied: belt plate: "NY" (foliate) engraved: hook back: "XII" stenciled: inside flap: "173"
Description: 
Leather, brass, and iron cartridge box; rectangular black leather box with horizontal loop for shoulder belt sewn to rear, implement pocket on front, iron buckle at bottom, and double flaps with stamped oval plate on front and strap on outer flap that fastens to brass stud at bottom of box; box contains tin insert with two compartments at top and one at bottom; stenciled number on inside box flap; black leather waist belt with curved rectangular brass plate at right end that fastens to hook on left; plate has beaded background with applied silver foliate lettering in center flanked by silver wreaths; engraved mark on back of plate.
Credit Line: 
Gift of DeWitt M. Lockman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group