Musket cock with flint excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.434
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
overall: 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.
Description: 
Bronze object excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; bowl-shaped fragments pierced with holes.
Gallery Label: 
This object was excavated by Reginald Pelham Bolton 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 at 204th St. in Washington Heights. The object is possibly the bowl of a strainer, or the cover to a caster or salt shaker. The object was probably owned by an officer, or obtained from local civilians.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group