Patented Gideon Robinson shoulder straps with stenciled marking on the underside; a rare, hard to find patent strap to find.
Gideon Robinson’s Patent Shoulder Straps For A Captain of Artillery.
On December 2, 1862, Gideon Robinson received his Patent No. 37,143 for improved shoulder straps. The patent involved the technic for brazing twisted pieces of copper wire over a curved screen to create what appears at a distance to be both dead and bright embroidery in the manufacturing of improved shoulder straps. The border on these straps is quite different and have a great look of quality. The same process was used for the rank bars on this pair of straps for an artillery captain. A twisted wire is used to further embellish these straps.
4 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches.
The underside of the straps bear the stenciled (in white) marking, “GIDEON ROBINSON / PATENTED / DEC. 2, 1862.
Very good -fine condition with very light moth tracking to wool ground. Great color.