Key to the powder magazine of Fort William and Mary

Key to the powder magazine of Fort William and Mary
Title
Key to the powder magazine of Fort William and Mary
Date 
1750-1800
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 18.1 x 4.4 cm )
Description 
Iron key with loop handle, round shaft, and scrolled key end.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Hartford Beaumont
Object Number 
1949.158
Gallery Label 
This key is for the powder magazine of old Fort William and Mary, now Fort Constitution, in Portsmouth, NH. The powder magazine was used for the storage of ammunition by American troops during the Revolutionary War. The donor of the key was an ordnance sergeant stationed at Fort Constitution in 1898.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group