Ice creeper found at Kingston, Ontario

Object Number: 
INV.6299.3
Date: 
1750-1820
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 4.1 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Iron ice creeper; flat, rectangular body with four short legs; two loops extend from top of body.
Gallery Label: 
This ice creeper was found at Kingston in Ontario, Canada. Ice creepers were worn on the bottoms of soldiers' boots, and were tied in place by passing rope through the loops on top.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group