Z2812 Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern US Dragoon or Rifleman Waist Belt Plate with Leather Patch (Boyd & Sons Boston) 1847-1851
Description: Here is a pretty scarce unissued or lightly used belt plate with the leather patch on the back. I've sold several dug examples of this plate that were unmarked. This one still has the maker marked leather patch. These patches were to prevent the lead from rubbing off on the waist belts. This example still retains a gilted finish with a few very small bumps along the edge.
Backmark: BOYD & SONS / BOSTON
Measures: 56 mm x 88 mm
Recovered: Non Excavated
Reference" O'Donnell & Campbell Plate 486