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Call #:
1933.3.2
Title:
Service Sword
Collection type:
Armament
Date:
ca. 1770
Object type:
5: T&E For Science & Technology; Armament -- Edged; Sword
Materials:
metal, iron
glass
Medium:
Metal working
Place of production/origin:
United States of America (USA), Rhode Island,
Description:
Curved sword blade, green glass grip with partial leather scabbard. Replacement handle grip. Maker's mark: Harvey on both sides of the blade.
Dimensions:
x Width:1 in x Length:31 in x Width:2.6 cm x Length:78.8
Notes/Special Measurements:blade: 25.5
Subjects:
Barton, William, 1748-1831
American Revolutionary War

United States of America (USA)
Research Notes:
Belonged to Col. William Barton, who served in the Revolutionary War, it was his service sword, possibly the one seen in his portrait.
Provenance:
Gift of James A. Barton and George C. Barton
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