Pike point found at Fort Tryon

Object Number: 
INV.6220.6
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 x 1 1/2 in. ( 48.3 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Iron pike point; blade extending from hollow, spike-shaped base with two flat arms.
Gallery Label: 
This pike point was found by Jonas Libbey at Libbey castle, near Fort Tryon. Built by the Continental Army in the summer of 1776, the fort extended along 192nd Street at Fort Washington Avenue and functioned as a small, northern outpost of Fort Washington. The pike probably belonged to a Hessian soldier stationed at the outpost after its capture.
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