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  • BELT, SWORD

  • CATEGORY: T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • MEASUREMENTS: 32 1/2"L
  • DATE MADE: early 19th century

Description

Sword belt (a). Gold braid backed with maroon leather. Buckle of two interlocking brass plates. Buckle forms a circle trimmed with leaves and berries with a silver five-pointed star set in the center. Second buckle component on one end for adjusting the length of the belt. Two brass chains (b-c) attached to the belt with hooks. Each chain is quadruple link and ends in a clip hook to attach to scabbard carrying rings.


Provenance

Part of the Texas Army Uniform of Thomas Jefferson Chambers (1802-1865). Chambers was the donor's grandfather.

  • ASSOCIATED INDIVIDUAL: Chambers, Thomas Jefferson
  • CREDIT LINE: Evans, Katharine S.


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