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Section of chain

Object Number: 
1931.81
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 33.7 x 6 cm )
Description: 
Iron section of chain; six large links.
Gallery Label: 
According to its accession sheet, this section of chain was part of a mooring chain used by British prison ships anchored in New York Harbor during the Revolutionary War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Harry Appleton Heald
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group