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Bullet mold

Object Number: 
INV.5924.46
Date: 
1760-1775
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 2 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Iron bullet mold excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; flat, curved handles attached to rectangular hinge which extends into two circular molds.
Gallery Label: 
This bullet mold was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee, at the Dyckman house at Broadway and 204th St. in Washington Heights. Lead was placed in the mold and made into a bullet by pressing the handles.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group