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Bar shot

Object Number: 
1954.137
Date: 
1775-1776
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Iron bar shot; two half circles connected by rectangular iron bars with sliding circular collars.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this bar shot was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, Oscar T. Barck, and others, probably at a British Revolutionary War military camp in Washington Heights, Manhattan, or in an American camp in the Hudson Highlands of New York. The sliding bars on this bar shot enabled it to expand when fired from a cannon.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dorothy C. Barck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group