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Belt holster (2)

Belt holster (2)
Title
Belt holster (2)
Date 
1855-1865
Medium 
Leather, iron, cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. ( 32.1 x 14 cm )
Description 
Leather, iron, and cotton belt holster; stitched black leather holster with flap that fastens to stud on front, and sling with iron buckle at one end running through loop on back of holster.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number 
INV.8671m-n
Marks 
handwritten: inside flap: "W.H. Paine/...........U.S. Service" (foliate)
Gallery Label 
This belt was probably worn by Lt. Col. William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor in the Army during the Civil War. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure. It was found among the items in his footlocker.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group