ORIGINAL, CIVIL WAR BLACK LEATHER BELT CONVERTED FOR POST-WAR USE BY AN UNKNOWN FIREMAN

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Item Code: 558-424

In very good condition, this black leather belt, circa 1865, is an original military NCO belt that was converted for use by a member of a fire company known as the Enterprise Company. Belt measures 43” long, 2” wide and retains a leather adjuster loop at one end and a small brass hook clasp at the other. Leather belt retains its suppleness and strength. No tears, repairs or breaks. No maker markings or stampings visible on the belt. Belt interior has an area marked with half-inch raised letters that spell out “E N T E R P R I S E” in what was once-white paint, now dirtied to a gray/brown color.

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