Shear excavated at a Revolutionary War military camp

Object Number: 
INV.5941.25
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 12.4 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Iron shear.
Gallery Label: 
This shear was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others at 168th Street, within the area of a military camp that extended west of Broadway between 168th and 171st Streets. The shears were possibly used by a tailor to mend officers' clothing.
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