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Attractive War of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate With Very Cool Field Alteration
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This is a great War of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate. This is the version of belt plate that was used for the illustration of Plate 83 on page 60 of the Belt Buckle & Plate Book by O'Donnell & Campbell. They state that this is a shoulder belt plate that was worn by the British Canadian Militia starting in the 1790's. This was the standard issue plate issued by the British Board of Ordnance. In 1808, the U.S. Army patterned the 1808 plates after this style. The plate itself is made of thick cast brass with a slight convex curve. It has cast studs and tongue hook was lost off of the back. What makes this one extra cool is that when the keeper hook broke off, the soldier replaced it using an iron nail. It lets us know that he still direly needed the buckle and repaired it the best that he could. What a neat touch on an already cool piece. This is a cool buckle!

Item #: C1620
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price:$395.00 USD
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