Cartridge belt and holster

Object Number: 
INV.11381ab
Date: 
1880-1898
Medium: 
Leather, brass, cotton
Dimensions: 
Part (belt): 42 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (108 x 4.4 x 0.6 cm) Part (holster): 10 x 6 x 2 in. (25.4 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: front of holster: "MAESTRANZA/DE /MANILA"
Description: 
Brown leather belt with tinned brass buckle at right end that fastens to holes on left, and with forty cartridge loops stitched to exterior; belt slides through a loop on back of a brown leather holster.
Gallery Label: 
This cartridge belt and holster were worn by a Spanish or Filipino soldier during the Spanish-American War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group