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Object Name: Sword belt
Date: 1861-1887
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Medium: Textile, leather, metal
Dimensions: Overall (Without Slings): 36 × 2 × 1/2 in. (91.4 × 5.1 × 1.3 cm)
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: Sword belt made of black textile with five parallel horizontal stripes embroidered in gold on obverse and black leather backing on reverse; gilded brass hardware, including circular buckle embossed with an eagle perched on an anchor inside an oak leaf and acorn wreath; two slings with clips.
Credit Line: Gift of William Leonard Nicoll
Object Number: 1949.313f
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Marks: stamped: on reverse of buckle: "J. STARKEY / 25 CONDUIT ST / LONDON" stamped in gold: on reverse of tab: "JOS'H STARKEY / 25 CONDUIT ST / BOND ST / LONDON"

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According to the accession records, this belt was worn by Naval Chief-Engineer William Leonard Nicoll (1842-1887), the donor's uncle. Various other parts of Nicoll's uniform are also in the N-YHS collection.