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

Object Number: 
INV.6318.385
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 5 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 14.6 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; bridle bit is complete.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group