Massachusetts Militia Brass Waist Belt Plate and Belt - Ca. 1845 - 1860 BKL038

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Gilt cast brass plate with cast brass motif soldered onto plain tongue disc. Bench number “272” stamped on each half and storekeeper’s number “3” on wreath. Modeled after the Topographical Engineers’ 1832 pattern elliptical plates, this was the primary Massachusetts state seal plate during the years leading up to the Civil War.

 The belt is made of 8 oz. leather, length is custom fit to customer's size with a brass hook and 2 keepers. Available in Russet, Black or Natural Oiled. This belt is made to the dimensions of your buckle.

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"American Military Belt Plates” by Michael J. Odonnell & Duncan Campbell, Pg. 222, Plate #340