need help identifying

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by reinhard, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Can anyone help me in identifying the belt showed on the pictures? ,I am very currious at his history ,it's obvious a nice piece of American history,but I can find no info on it,could it be civil war era?
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  2. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    What little I know is that it is an Eagle-Officers Belt/Sword Buckle from around 1851 through 1974. I would say the same is true about the belt. Who made it? it would take a more knowledgeable person than I to say.
     

  3. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    ok thanks Ron I can already name it and that's a plus ,no makers name or anything else in it
     
  4. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

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    Jan 15, 2011
    ohio
    From the buckle itself it looks to be a 1859 artillery buckle. Thats what the books that i have say it is.
     
  5. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    thank's, probably used during the American civil war then
     
  6. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

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    Jan 15, 2011
    ohio
    Hard to say. The only thing that i could say to have done is carbon date it. I dont know where you can have that done at.
     
  7. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Carbon dating begins at 500 years of age.
     
  8. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2006
    Don't know about the belt and buckle, but that's a nice CDV of Fredrick Benteen. (Taken much later than the Little Big Horn)
     
  9. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Thanks deadin , I didn't know who that person was ,it's an old postcard,
     
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  10. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2006
  11. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Reinhard - you do KNOW who is pictured in your avatar, do you not?
     
  12. The belt is worthless.... :eek:..... it belonged to a damn Yankee.... :D

    Deo Vindice
     
  13. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    WHOW ,Jim I think everybody knows how samuell colt looks like :D
    now don't think that whe Europeans know nothing about American History
     
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  14. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    I believe I saw F.B initials on the belt somewhere

    HMM, yankees, comes from the dutch Jan,Kees two dutch first names,and since I am dutch speaking,the JanKees belt found a good home
     
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  15. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Reinhard -
    DANG IT :eek: I thought it was G. A. Custer - :( I can't see, screen is too small, can't find my glasses:mad: Not trying to be a smart aleck, sorry:confused:

    487px-G_a_custer.jpg

    Now that there be a picture I can SEE. LOL:p

    NOTE: picture was taken before battle of Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn, my uncle's, neighbor's garage mechanics helper's great great grand dad took it with an experimental Harrington & Richardson pocket camera.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
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