4th Infantry Shoulder Knots in japanned storage tin.
The shoulder knots being offered in this lot are for a Lt. Colonel of the 4th Infantry, using gilt cording, white wool background for infantry (adopted in 1880 from the sky blue) and silver bullion regiment numeral and rank. A nice quality high relief button with applied federal eagle bearing the “I” for infantry in the shield.
The underside of these knots are finished in blue wool lining with a few small moth holes only, and have the registered trade mark for Horstmann Co. The knots were found in this japanned tin marked to the Ridabock & Co., New York (many times these boxes get mixed with the number of similar boxes that housed the various accoutrements in a officer’s kit).
No history with these, just part of a small group of other infantry officer’s insignia being offered at this time as well.