U.S. marked pike naval yard Washington "J.T." inspector LABEL SHOULD BE PROTECTED

U.S. marked pike naval yard Washington "J.T." inspector LABEL SHOULD BE PROTECTED
Title
U.S. marked pike naval yard Washington "J.T." inspector LABEL SHOULD BE PROTECTED
Date 
1850-1862
Medium 
Wood, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 91 x 1 3/8 in. ( 231.1 x 3.5 cm )
Description 
Wood and iron pike; cylindrical wooden shaft with tapered, rectangular point fastened to top; stamped marks on blade; paper label affixed to shaft middle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J.W. Livingston
Object Number 
1886.8
Marks 
stamped: point: "US/N.Y.W./JT" (U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.; JT is the name of a gov't inspector) written: label: "Boarding pike..............."
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this boarding pike was salvaged from wreck of the Union frigate Cumberland, after its destruction by the Confederate ironclad Merrimack in 1862 off Hampton Roads, Virginia during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group