Sword Cane of Captain John Parker

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Title

Sword Cane of Captain John Parker

Subject

Parker, John, 1729-1775
Swords--Mass.--1700s

Description

Sword cane belonging to Captain John Parker, allegedly carried at the battle of Lexington. Small sword with a triangular blade tapering to a point, 18 3/4" from tip to pommel. Probably made of iron, with finely etched design on the shaft. Some corrosion, tarnish and remnants of a silver finish. Pommel and grip are ivory with a silver disc on the base with a barely discernible "JP" inscribed. Scabbard is 28 1/2", leather, with silver bands near the tip and hilt. Some fine wire wrap repairs have been done to blend in with the leather. Band at the hilt is inscribed "T.B. Pratt" and "E.B. Delabarre" (Thomas Pratt and Edmund Burke Delabarre).

Creator

Unknown.

Date

1770s ca.

Contributor

Gift of Maria Elizabeth Aguas (1908-1977) (daughter of E.B. Delabarre).

Source

CHS

Rights

CHS. Fair use.

Relation

CHS-1988-035

Format

jpeg

Type

Physical object.

Identifier

CHS-1988-034

Coverage

Conway, Mass.

Identifier

011

Tags

Citation

Unknown., “Sword Cane of Captain John Parker,” Conway Historical Society, accessed June 18, 2018, http://conwaymasshistory.org/items/show/398.