Shoulder scales (pair)
each: 7 x 4 x 1 in. ( 17.8 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm )
in relief: on button: "D"
Pair of brass shoulder scales; seven overlapping scalloped plates, including oval end piece with raised crescent; button embossed with shield-breasted eagle, the shield bearing the initial "D."
According to the accession records, shoulder scales such as these were used by U.S. Army Dragoons from 1841 to 1854.
Gift of Henry Bull Hammond, through the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.