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Shoulder knots (pair) in box

Object Number: 
1945.502c-e
Date: 
1897-1900
Medium: 
Metal, wool
Dimensions: 
box: 1 3/8 x 6 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. ( 3.5 x 17.1 x 13.7 cm )
Marks: 
embossed: center of lid: "RIDABOCK & CO. / 112 / FOURTH AVE / NEW YORK"
Description: 
Pair of gold shoulder knots in original metal box; buttons cast with the Great Seal at the collar end; reverse lined with dark blue wool felt, strap on reverse; rectangular box is hinged across the back, with tab at the front center to lift the lid open, inside divided into two compartments.
Gallery Label: 
These shoulder knots were worn by Thomas F. Brown when he served as an Infantry officer, ca. 1898-1900.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas F. Brown
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group