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1834 Pattern-Artillery Crossed Cannons Hat Plate

1834 Pattern-Artillery Crossed Cannons Hat Plate

Item #: CHR330

From The Collection Of James (Chuck) Hart

Year made: 1834-1851
Made in: -
Maker: -
Model: -
Size: 3 1/2 X 2
Grade: VG-Exc

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An original hat plate of Artillery Crossed Cannons.  It is the 1834 pattern and measures 3 1/2 inches wide.  There are 2 wire fasteners soldered on the reverse side.  This die-struck brass insignia is in very good condition with some dark spots as can be seen in the detailed photos.  It features two embellished cannon barrels crossed just above the trunnions with muzzles pointing upward.  Measuring from the junction, the muzzle ends were shorter than the breech ends.  Prominently positioned in the center are curved "dolphins" representing the two handles cast on the top of the antique cannon barrels for hand carrying.  See Figure 255 (pg. 119) in American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell and O'Donnell.  This insignia is from the collection of James Hart.