PAIR OF SMITH’S PATENT SHOULDER STRAPS

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Item Code: 142-69

Smith received a patent on June 18, 1861 for a metallic false embroidered shoulder strap. This is a pair of artillery straps. These straps are 1 ½” wide and 4 ¼” long. The stamped-brass, false embroidered border is 3/8” wide. Red field is slightly faded and much of the wool nap is gone. No patent stamp appears on the undersides. Cloth on underside shows some mothing.

An extra set of pin holes on each end suggest that these were originally captain’s straps. Currently there are late-war lieutenant bars mounted on each.

This pair is a solid representative pair of artillery shoulder straps.   [jet]

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