Sliding latch

Object Number: 
1941.846
Date: 
ca. 1884-1940
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 19 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Cast brass signal handle composed of sliding plate four attachment holes and hooked handle sliding bolt.
Gallery Label: 
The signal handle from the steamboat the 'Pocohontas' (1884-1940).
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group