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    Civil War Ames Naval Cutlass And U.S.S. Monitor Iron Plate Relic. U.S.Navy cutlass with faint AMES and CHICOPEE MASS stamped on one side of the ricasso and 1862 on the other; large brass guard stamped 51 229 with leather-wrapped wooden grip. Some very light pitting to blade, cleaned brass elements, grip brass wire no longer extant. A solid example of a Civil War cutlass, which is much scarcer than cavalry, infantry or artillery swords. Good condition; U.S.S. Monitor iron plating relic, 3" x 2" x .5" thick. This is mounted to a wooden block affixed with a custom brass plaque reading, "First rolling of armor plate for USS Monitor at Portec Inc. Plant Troy New York 1861-101." Iron from the ironclad! Light pitting.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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