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Bridle bits

Bridle bits
Title
Bridle bits
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
largest: 8 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 22.2 x 9.5 cm )
Description 
Iron bits.
Object Number 
INV.5716.144-145
Gallery Label 
These bits were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit near a military camp and fort at Richmond, Staten Island. Built after the arrival of British forces under General William Howe in July, 1776, the fort was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group