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    U.S. MILITARY 'PALMER' BRACE SYSTEM ca.1874 - This system is complete as specified in U.S. Army regulations of 1874. Accompanying this system are a pair of 1st pattern flat sided McKeever cartridge boxes and a Springfield trap door bayonet socket. Components of this grouping were manufactured at Wateruliet and Rock Island arsenals. Both haversacks bear the "U.S." stencil. One of the haversacks additionally is stenciled "RECRUIT". Palmer Brace Systems were field-trialed in the 1870's. They were deemed cumbersome by field troops and judged unacceptable. This factor resulted in a very limited production quantity.

    Condition: All leather components on the system are soft and pliable but could stand a good leather treatment product to further preserve their longevity. The belt straps on the back of one of the Dyer boxes have come loose and need to be re-sewn.. Both haversacks show normal wear and staining. The bag stenciled "RECRUIT" is hand-printed with a soldier's name and company marking.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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