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Revolutionary War spontoon

Object Number: 
1962.39
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 84 x 2 3/4 in. ( 213.4 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Wood and iron spontoon; cylindrical wooden shaft with cone buttcap at end, and crossbar below leaf-shaped point with median ridge at top.
Gallery Label: 
According to accesion records, this spontoon is believed to have come from Elmira in northern New York State.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group