This circa 1750s buckle was originally found with near Fort Ticonderoga. It will accommodate a strap of up to 1 1/8" which is a smaller size (1 1/2" by 2 1/4" overall) good for a woman's shoe or an early 18th century man's shoe. As cited in The Newport Mercury in 1764, "Ran away . . . an Indented Servant Man . . . has a pair of close work’d Silver Buckles in his Shoes" from personal communication with Mike Barbieri.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 01 April, 2022.