Continental Factory "New Construction" Cartridge Box, and Bayonet, Carriage, and Belt, c. 1777-80, leather cartridge box with ovoid iron turnbuckle clasp opening to a twenty-nine-hole cherry block above a compartment with a small tin tray, the inside of the flap boldly stamped "C:FACTORY" and the front of the bag branded "U:STATES," all suspended from a whitened leather strap to emulate buff and covered with white linen, the strap with a rectangular wrought iron buckle and holding an iron wire vent pick from a coarse linen cord from the base of one strap; the leather bayonet carriage suspended on a linen belt with an American bayonet having a large bore socket, long "L" slot, and French-style blade.
Provenance: An old Connecticut collection.
Leather is dry but in good condition, the linen strap on the bayonet belt is fragile.
Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.