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Ramrod pipes

Object Number: 
INV.5716.27-29
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
largest: 4 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 10.5 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical, hollow brass tubes; one with four engraved lines on exterior.
Gallery Label: 
These ramrod pipes were 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 pipes were mounted under the ramrod channel on a musket's stock.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group