Bar shot

Bar shot
Title
Bar shot
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dorothy C. Barck
Object Number 
1954.137
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group