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  • Bayonet Sheath c. 1800
    Object       A metal bayonet sheath, measuring 23 ¼ x 1 1/2 . This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     A metal bayonet sheath, measuring 23 ¼ x 1 1/2 . This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
  • Ten Pound Cannonball
    Object       A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. Robert Nelles at the time of the War of 1812. Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the ...
    Object     A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. ...
  • Musket Action Piece
    Objectcomment       This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
  • Bayonets- c.1812-1814
    Object       These are a few examples of steel bayonets from the War of 1812-1814. The largest bayonet’s base (most likely British) measures 10cm long, 2.5cm in diameter and the blade is 41.5cm long and 2.5 cm wide at the base tapering to a sword point. It was found at the corner ...
    Object     These are a few examples of steel bayonets from the War of 1812-1814. The largest bayonet’s base (most likely British) measures 10cm long, 2.5cm in diameter and the blade is ...
  • Canister Shot- c. 1800
    Object       A remnant of a canister shot. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of shot towards enemy lines. The raking effect produced many casualties. Canister shots were used effectively by American troops. This item ...
    Object     A remnant of a canister shot. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of ...
  • Powder Flask c. 1800
    Object       This is a copper powder flask with a raised pattern of leaves with a bird in the center on both sides. The top can be removed by unscrewing. The top is measured 5cm x 3.5 cm (at base) and 1.5 cm diameter at the tip. The flask is 15.5 cm ...
    Object     This is a copper powder flask with a raised pattern of leaves with a bird in the center on both sides. The top can be removed by unscrewing. The top ...
  • Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle
    Objectcomment       A lead bucket and metal ladle that are believed by some to have been used for making bullets. The ladle has a copper scoop and measures 35 cm long with a hook on the end. The bucket, with a metal handle, is stamped with what looks to be an A ...
    Objectcomment     A lead bucket and metal ladle that are believed by some to have been used for making bullets. The ladle has a copper scoop and measures 35 cm long with ...
  • Bar Shot
    Object       This bar shot was found at the mouth of the Niagara River and is believed to be British. It is two solid cast iron balls connected by a bar to form a shape of a “dumbbell”. Bar shots were cannon weaponry used by the Navy to destroy a ship’s sails.
    Object     This bar shot was found at the mouth of the Niagara River and is believed to be British. It is two solid cast iron balls connected by a bar to ...
  • Musket Ramrod Guide Tool
    Object       This is a ramrod guide for a British Tower flint-lock musket that was discovered in Niagara.
    Object     This is a ramrod guide for a British Tower flint-lock musket that was discovered in Niagara.
  • Flint
    Object       An English prismatic type of flintlock that measures 3.7cm x 2.5cm. It belongs to the Servos Collection and was found at Niagara.
    Object     An English prismatic type of flintlock that measures 3.7cm x 2.5cm. It belongs to the Servos Collection and was found at Niagara.
  • Harvey 50 Bayonet
    Object       This bayonet, with a broken tip, would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. There are markings on the bayonet which include: “Harvey” with an outline of a heart on the base of the blade and ...
    Object     This bayonet, with a broken tip, would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. There are ...
  • Winchester Sword
    Objectcomment       This Winchester sword has a steel blade and a leather scooped handle with twined leather.
    Objectcomment     This Winchester sword has a steel blade and a leather scooped handle with twined leather.
  • Cock from an India Pattern Musket
    Object       This is the cock from an India Pattern musket of the British Army. It is oblonged shaped with a narrow bottom and a wide top. The top has a hole through it, as does the left side centre. Below is a protrusion of two ridges which are joined by a ...
    Object     This is the cock from an India Pattern musket of the British Army. It is oblonged shaped with a narrow bottom and a wide top. The top has a hole ...
  • Bayonet Blade
    Object       This steel bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. There are no visible identifying marks but it is the proper size and shape of an early 19th century British bayonet. A bayonet would have ...
    Object     This steel bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. There are no visible identifying ...
  • India Pattern Design Musket
    Object       This musket, circa 1800, is Brown Bess an “India Pattern” design. The ram rod is missing and there is a make-do front sling swivel. The stock is cracked and the proper right side on the bottom extends from the front of feather springs to the trigger guard. There is an ...
    Object     This musket, circa 1800, is Brown Bess an “India Pattern” design. The ram rod is missing and there is a make-do front sling swivel. The stock is cracked and the ...
  • Bayonet
    Object       This bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. There is a marking on the blade that has a triangular-like symbol with a “3” below. A bayonet would have arguably been on every soldier’s firearm ...
    Object     This bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. There is a marking on the ...
  • British Sergeant's Spontoon
    Object       This is a steel spear point from a Sergeant’s spontoon in the British Army infantry from 1800 to 1820. A spontoon signified a sergeant’s rank.
    Object     This is a steel spear point from a Sergeant’s spontoon in the British Army infantry from 1800 to 1820. A spontoon signified a sergeant’s rank.
  • Infantry Officer's Sword Blade
    Object       This is the tip of a straight bladed metal sword. (missing the handle). It is from a 1796 Infantry officer’s sword.Further research in 2010 suggests that it is a dagger tip with a diamond profile.
    Object     This is the tip of a straight bladed metal sword. (missing the handle). It is from a 1796 Infantry officer’s sword.Further research in 2010 suggests that it is a dagger ...
  • US Army Sword- 1812-1814
    Objectcomment       This sword is believed to be from an American soldier in the artillery. It is decorated with an embossed gilded pattern of an American eagle crest and floral motifs. The hilt also has an eagle head pommel and a carved ivory hand grip. Further research by Glen Smith in 2010 ...
    Objectcomment     This sword is believed to be from an American soldier in the artillery. It is decorated with an embossed gilded pattern of an American eagle crest and floral motifs. The ...
  • Cannon ball
    Object       This is a cannonball from the War of 1812 with a circumference of 15.2 cm and a diameter of 5 cm.
    Object     This is a cannonball from the War of 1812 with a circumference of 15.2 cm and a diameter of 5 cm.
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