BCS 132 Pair of Brass Shoe Buckles


This circa 1750-1779 buckle was excavated at tje Combahee River Plantation site in the Lowcountry of South Carolina but resembles some found at Fort Michilimackinac, Michigan that are c. 1770s as well as others in England. Being a bit larger, it will accommodate a strap of up to 1 1/2″ with an overall size of 2 1/4″ by 2 13/16″. In The Pennsylvania Evening Post of 1778, “Ran away . . . an apprentice girl . . . Had on . . . high heeled leather shoes and larges brass buckles” as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 2.5 × .5 in


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