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Object Name Bit, Bridle
Catalog Number 0985.13.00272
Description Officer's steel curb bit modeled after U.S. Model 1859; "S" branches with lower bar connecting branches; brass shield and circle boss and flat curb chain; iron mouthpiece with high port; Marked: "ALLEGHENY/ ARSENAL / 1860".
Material Metal/Steel/Brass
Dimensions H-3 W-5 L-9 inches
Owned Robert E. Lee
Made Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Provenance This is a steel bit used by General Robert E. Lee on his horse Traveller.
People Lee, Robert E.
Traveller
Search Terms Horse equipment
Subjects animals
horses
Bridles
Bridle making