Clay tobacco pipe fragment excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.453
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Clay
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (453), on bowl: "T.D."
Description: 
Clay tobacco pipe fragment excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; bowl fragment inscribed with maker's mark.
Gallery Label: 
This pipe fragment was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues, and at 204th St. in Washington Heights. The pipe was owned by a soldier, and tobacco residue on the interior of the bowl indicates that it has been smoked.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group