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Strap

Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Leather, brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 16 in. ( 3.2 x 40.6 cm )
Description: 
Black leather strap; iron buckle in center and brass stud at end.
Object Number: 
INV.8043
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
13579
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Alcohol burner w/removable top and wick holder

Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. ( 8.9 x 9.2 cm )
Description: 
Brass alcohol burner; circular body with string-fastened stopper covered by screw-on cap in center with suspension ring fastened to top.
Object Number: 
INV.8035
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
13052
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Assorted bandages

Medium: 
cloth
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 8 x 4 in. ( 7.6 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm )
Object Number: 
INV.8036D
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
13027
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Generator flashlight

Date: 
1914-1919
Medium: 
Steel, glass, aluminum
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 9.5 x 12.1 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Oblong handheld flashlight with concave glass lense, brass finger grip which activates a motor inside, hook on opposite end.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Object Number: 
1941.337
Marks: 
inscribed: on handle under body: "14618/Swiss Made" inscribed: on front end: "PAT. PENDING"
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this flashlight belonged to the donor's son, Malcolm Forbes and was a souvenir of World War II.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1919
eMuseum Object ID: 
13015
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hooks (2)

Date: 
1914-1918
Medium: 
Steel, wood, brass
Dimensions: 
largest: 6 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 15.6 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
Steel, wood, and brass hooks; roughly L-shaped steel hook fastened to cylindrical red wooden handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John H. Marsching, 1948
Object Number: 
INV.12022kl
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, these hooks were used by Major John H. Marsching during World War I.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1918
eMuseum Object ID: 
12606
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bayonet

Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 50.2 x 7 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Steel angular bayonet with triangular blade and cylindrical socket with zigzag mortise.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1920.97
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this bayonet is the type used during the American Revolution.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
12303
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

US Army brown belt and shoulder strap

Date: 
1865-1875
Medium: 
Leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 46 x 3 in. ( 116.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Leather and brass belt; brown leather with loop that suspends brass ring and sling, and rectangular brass buckle at right end that fastens to holes on left; handwritten mark on back of belt.
Object Number: 
INV.8010
Marks: 
printed: back of belt: "38"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
11846
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Snare drum

Date: 
1820-1870
Medium: 
Metal, wood, hide, rope, leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/4 x 16 in. ( 36.2 x 40.6 cm )
Description: 
Double-headed tubular drum with painted sheet metal cylinder and drumheads made of animal hide; red painted wooden rims pierced with holes for rope lacing, which is reinforced by leather bands; shield-breasted eagle with banner inscribed "FUS ELIERS 84 REGT" painted in yellow and black on one side of cylinder.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1936.679
Marks: 
painted: on side of cylinder: "FUS ELIERS 84 REGT" (on banner above shield-breasted eagle)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
11358
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Drum stick

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 43.5 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Black painted wooden drumstick.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Louise I. Corell
Object Number: 
1944.120e
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this drumstick was used by Philip Corell (1847-1935), the donor's father. Corell enlisted in the 99th New York Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and later re-enlisted in Hancock's Veteran Corps. He was mustered out in 1866.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
11298
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Seal w/docu: General Society of Colonial Wars 1607-1775

Date: 
1894
Medium: 
Wax, paper, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 8.9 x 13.3 x 0.6 cm ) Part (seal): 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. (7 x 0.6 cm)
Description: 
Facsimile in wax of the seal of the Society of Colonial Wars; red wax disk attached with string to rectangular piece of paper with printed and handwritten inscriptions.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York
Object Number: 
INV.4210
Marks: 
in relief: on seal: "GENERAL SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS / 1607 / 1775 / FORTITER PRO PATRIA" printed/handwritten: on attached paper: "New York Historical Society / With the compliments of the Society / of Colonial Wars in the State of New / York. / HOWLAND
Gallery Label: 
Founded in 1892, the Society of Colonial Wars admits male descendants of British or Colonial soldiers and of colonial civil and military officials from the period 1620-1775.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1894
eMuseum Object ID: 
9623
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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