Monday, August 17, 2009

Small Find

Small drawer pull, approximately half and inch long.

Today, while cataloging artifacts from Unit 72 Stratum 1, in the Jamieson field, Kelley and I came across a delicate piece of copper alloy furniture hardware. It may be a drawer pull from a small object, such as a jewelry box. The hinge connection is handmade. The decorated handle is most likely cast. The front side has a leaf and flower motif, while the back side says '1855'. This could be a manufacturing number, but it is most likely a date.
Just a Reminder:
Tom Forhan will be at the Crownsville Lab washing artifacts tomorrow, volunteers are welcome.

1 comment:

Jim said...

I don't know about its function, but the date is consistent with what April was looking for in the Jamieson field, which is to say, Civil War era deposits.