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Sword belt and buckle w/tassel

Object Number: 
1951.490
Medium: 
Leather, brass, metal, fabric
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 1/2 x 2 in. ( 113 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: plate: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" stamped: left belt tip: "HENRY V. ALLIEN & CO/NEW YORK" ; "W.H.K."
Description: 
Leather, brass, and cotton sword belt; stitched, black leather-covered canvas belt with sliding clip near center of belt suspending scabbard sling with brass hook at end that fastens to another scabbard sling suspended from clip and frog on left side of belt, and with rectangular brass plate at right end that fastens to clip on left; plate has stamped eagle in center, with shield on breast, branch in one talon, and three arrows in other talon, flanked by wreath at bottom, and with rayed background, thirteen stars, and inscription inside scroll at top; gilt lacing with three red fabric bands sewn to belt exterior, and one red band to sling exteriors; gilt tassel suspended from gold metal fabric tape near belt center.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this belt was worn by Lieutenant Colonel William Kipp.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group