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Bridle bit excavated at a British and Hessian Revolutionary War fort and camp

Bridle bit excavated at a British and Hessian Revolutionary War fort and camp
Title
Bridle bit excavated at a British and Hessian Revolutionary War fort and camp
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 1 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Iron bridle bit excavated at the British and Hessian camp on Laurel Hill at Fort George, along Audubon and Eleventh Avenues and between 190th and 194th Streets in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.6318.384
Gallery Label 
This bridle bit was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at the British and Hessian camp on Laurel Hill at Fort George, in Washington Heights. It was housed for many years as part of the Reginald Pelham Bolton Collection of Revolutionary War Relics in the Jumel Mansion, at 160th Street and Edgecomb Avenue.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group