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Knee breech buckles (6) excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.93-98
Date: 
1760-1775
Medium: 
Bronze, iron, pewter
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 4.1 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Bronze, iron, or pewter knee-breech buckles excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; rectangular or square frames; one buckle has an iron tongue.
Gallery Label: 
These buckles were excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others prior to or after the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th and Academy Streets in Washington Heights.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group