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Bandolier-type Drumstick Sheath
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Bandolier or cross-belt type sheath for drumsticks to be worn by a snare drummer diagonally across chest. Light brown leather with white metal buckle...
Black Tarbucket Military Cap Or Hat
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Black tarbucket-form military cap or hat lined with white linen and gray paper in crown. No maker's or owner's labels inside. Visor is silver-plated...
Black Top Hat Decorated For Military Use
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Black beaver civilian hat decorated for militia use. Eagle is mounted on an oval cartouche painted light blue, surrounded by a white border and...
Breech Loading Rifle
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
A model of 1819 flintlock Hall's Rifle, complete with its bayonet and ramrod, and regular in all aspects. Seems to be practically unfired, and...
Cartridge Box
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cartridge box slightly curved to fit wearer's waist with three leather belt loops on back. Pine insert is shaped to fit box and is drilled to...
Cartridge Pouch
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Pouch with flap and clear evidence for a 2 3/4" wide white leather shoulder belt (now missing). Pouch has a block of pine drilled with 17 holes to...
Cased Pepperbox Pistol By Allen Thurber & Co.,...
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Stocked in plain walnut showing large part of original finish. typical iron frame with scroll engraving. Bluing of barrel group may be original....
Coaching Pistol By B. Griffin, London, England
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
All steel screw barrel flintlock coaching pistol made by B. Griffin, a London gunmaker, 1739-1773. Engraved grip and lock plate; latter marked"...
Converted Flintlock Dueling Pistol
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Stocked in plain walnut. Ornate iron mountings without engraving and a handsome small lock marked "Mfre de Versailles" Top flat of the barrel is...
Double-Breasted Dark Blue Massachusetts Infantry Officer...
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
A double-breasted dark blue fine wool broadcloth infantry officer's coatee, that is lined entirely with a finely woven twilled buff wool. Lining is...
Dragoon-style Cartridge Box
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Dragoon-style cartridge box with half of its original leather waist belt surviving. Cover flap slit to button over a now missing stud on box front....
Drawers
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Buff colored unfulled wool underdrawers of full length, designed to wear beneath lightweight linen uniform trousers. Each leg is assembled from three...
Foot Chains
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Silvered steel foot chains, identified by Colonel Frederick P. Todd as "Sherryvallies Keepers." See Oxford English Dictionary unabridged p. 687....
French And Indian War Powder Horn Marked "samuel...
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
French and Indian War Period powder horn. Square section ring near spout end. Oak butt plug set in flush with sides and has series of four concentric...
Grey Folding Forage-style Cap
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Gray wool folding forage-style cap with stamped brass visor, unpainted on underside, various decorative embellishment, and a black hackel plume. Cap...
Grey-blue Cloth Shot Bag
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Flat egg-shaped cloth shot bag made in two pieces with tightly overcast seams. Dark gray-blue linen. Neck of bag is fitted around shoulder of wooden...
Grey-blue Cloth Shot Bag
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Nearly round shot pouch or bag, faded blue-gray. Made in two halves with inverted seam. Neck is brown leather; cloth is tightly sewn around base of...
Harrington Single Shot Pistol
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Percussion lock with a frame and hammer very reminiscent of the multiple shot guns made by Harrington; same style and workmanship Percussion lock...
Homemade Epaulette
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Tear-shaped plush cloth epaulette made by sewing rows of 1 1/4" wide strips of which the lower 1" have been unravelled to a base fabric of white...
Jenks Breech Loading Rifle
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
This flintlock rifle, patented by William Jenks (active 1839-1858), has a unique breech loading system developed to minimize re-loading time for the...
Man's Wool Coat, Altered for Military Use
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Dark brown wool broadcloth civilian man's coat with brown velvet collar having notched lapels. The coat has been altered for militia use: cut short...
Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Cap
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Bell-crowned cap with black leather crown, brim and visor. Cap is made of leather, finished side in, and exterior is covered with blue broadcloth....
Militia Officer's Chapeau-De-Bras
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
litia officer's chapeau-de-bras or hat in dark beaver felt. Silk ribbon edge binding and broad diagonal bands. Black binding ribbon has American...
Militia Officer's Coat
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
A single breasted dark blue, fine wool broadcloth officer's coatee that is entirely lined; the body and sleeves with a tabby woven, white silk; the...
Model 1808 U.S. Government-style Cartridge Box
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Model 1808 U.S. Government-style cartridge box. Shaped rectangular leather pouch with covering flap, 2 1/4\" wide shoulder belt for carrying,...
Navy Colt Revolver, Model 1851
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Model of 1851 Navy Colt. Shape of cylinder: straight and round; engraving on cylinder: naval battle; shape of slots: rectangular; grips: walnut;...
Painted Militia Knapsack
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cloth knapsack with two half flaps or covers. Painted black with red edges; outer flap lettered in gold" "No.33." On exposed section below, a six-...
Painted Militia Knapsack
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Painted militia knapsack with full-length cover flap, woven shoulder straps and connecting breast strap. Cover only is painted a pale grayed blue....
Painted Militia Knapsack
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Handwoven canvas knapsack painted with red oil paint, decorations in black & white. Case has a flap at the top which folds over the opening and...
Painted Militia Knapsack
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Handwoven canvas knapsack painted with an oil paint in a blue green color. Leather straps attached to keep it closed. Buckles missing. Large oval...
Painted Militia Knapsack
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Coarse-woven linen knapsack with full flap cover. Painted blue and decorated in red, yellow, white and black. "2R" and "2B" at top, above heraldic...
Painted Militia Knapsack
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Cotton duck knapsack with unusual 3/4 length flap on the reverse (inner) side. Red marocco leather shoulder strap, square steel buckle. Decorated...
Painted Militia Knapsack
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Flat ceremonial militiaman's knapsack made from coarse linen. Side seams overcast stitch painted with a black asphaltum type paint and embellished...
Painted Militia Knapsack
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Hand sewn cotton militia knapsack; the outer protective flap made from a twill weave and the inner pouch a coarse weave. Underside of protective flap...
Painted Militia Knapsack
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Militia knapsack, New Hampshire. Full flap cover. 5/8" wide maroon cotton shoulder tapes with natural linen inside tapes to secure flap to pocket....
Pair of Infantry Field Grade Officer's Epaulettes
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
A pair of infantry field grade officer's epaulettes. The shoulder boards and boxes are fabricated from cardboard. Boards are covered with silver...
Percussion Pistol By H. Ashton, Middletown, Connecticut
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
United States percussion pistol of the model of 1842, apparently regular in all ways as described both in Gluckman, United States Martial Pistols and...
Pocket Rifle By Bacon & Co., Norwich, Connecticut
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
A "pocket rifle" intended to be shot from a rest; plain walnut grips screwed to an iron frame, which is covered with crude engraving; upper left flat...
Powder Horn Marked A.s. [asa Stratton (1758-1818)]
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Unadorned steer horn powder horn with an octagonal spout 2 1/4" long and a pine end plug secured with hardwood pins. End plug has crudely scratched...
Powder Horn Marked R.m.
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Militia powder horn. Surface is unembellished and scraped smooth. A single carved ring near spout. Carrying cord is missing. Evidence of an inset...
Powder Horn Marked With Masonic Symbols
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Powder horn with a number of decorations including some Masonic symbols. Pouring spout missing. Small link chain attached for carrying. Thought to...
Powder Tester Or Eprouvette
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
A small and plain brass-barreled powder tester with a simple bag-shaped hand grip in dark walnut. There is no mechanical means of ignition; firing is...
Red and Blue Infantry Enlisted Man's Coat
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
This red and blue military coat was probably the dress coat of a private in a volunteer militia comapny. It is cut short in front with tails in the...
Seven Barrel Gun
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
This experimental weapon has seven smoothbore barrels of about .32 to .36 calibre. It is stocked in fancy burl walnut with a patch box decorated...
Seven Barrelled Gun By Henry Harrington, Southbridge,...
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Seven barrelled Harrington gun; barrels are brass, bored about .40 calibre. Stocked in figured walnut, with a plain German silver shotgun butt plate...
Seven Barrelled Gun By Henry Harrington, Southbridge,...
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Stocked in figured walnut, with iron butt plate and a brass sleeve over the rear 7 1/2" of the barrel group. From that point forward it is wrapped...
Shot Pouch
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Homemade brown shot pouch made from two pieces of leather seamed with over-cast stitching. Spout is carved from pine; neck of leather pouch is...
Shot Pouch
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Large brown shot pouch made from two pieces of leather, seams flat sewn with running stitches. Form is an elongated oval and near top there are two...
Shot Pouch
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Nearly round brown shot pouch fabricated from a single piece of leather rather than from two sides. Bottom of pouch is folded; sides are stitched...
Shot Pouch
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Brown shot pouch roughly oval in form, flat, with hand-sewn, double-corded flat seams. Spout is turned from horn, has a flared shoulder over which...
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