Cartridge belt

Object Number: 
1937.34
Date: 
1910-1918
Medium: 
Cotton, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 x 4 1/8 in. ( 96.5 x 10.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: belt tip: "PATENTED MILLS JAN. 29, '01./16, '07 MAY 18, '15.
Description: 
Cotton and brass cartridge belt; fatigue canvas belt has ten pouches fastened by brass buttons, with stud at right end that fastens to hook on left; buttons have stamped eagle in center with shield on breast, branch in one talon, and three arrows in other talon; stamped mark on belt tip.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cartridge belt was worn by Private John Degan during World War I.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frederick Griffin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group