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Object Name Belt, Sam Browne
Catalog Number 1977.83.21
Date 1959-1963
Material(s) Leather/Metal/Brass
Dimensions W-2.25 L-44.25 inches
Description This is a Kentucky Military Institute (KMI) Sam Browne belt. It is made of black leather, although the underside of the leather is a light brown color. There is embroidered stitch detail throughout the waist band, and it is machine-stitched. Attached is a thinner leather shoulder strap, which connects to the waist band in two places via brass loops. Both the waist band and the shoulder strap have brass hardware and/or fixtures, as well as multiple sizing holes, which allow for adjustment. The waist band has a large brass buckle, with two prongs. There are two brass hooks on the opposite end of the waist band. Attached to the front, proper right, of the waist band is a leather belt loop and a metal chain sword hanger, with a metal clasp at the end.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Terry, Joseph H.
Subjects Belts (Clothing)
Leather garments
Leather goods
Leather industry
Military uniforms
Search Terms Kentucky Military Institute (KMI)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS