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Lead sheath

Object Number: 
INV.5716.6
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 3.2 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Flat, circular lead strip folded into C-shape.
Gallery Label: 
This sheath was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit near a military camp and fort at Richmond, Staten Island. Built after the arrival of British forces under General William Howe in July, 1776, the fort was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783. The sheath was wrapped around a musket flint for a better grip.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group