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Teamster's directing bar

Object Number: 
1938.289
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 51 1/2 x 1 in. ( 2.5 x 130.8 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Teamster's directing bar composed of cylindrical wooden bar with metal cap and ring on each end; chain with hook attached to each ring.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this is "a relic of the days of the wagon train."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group