Artifact of the Day

243.a

Breastplate

France (Ch√Ętellerault Arsenal, Alsace) (Sept-Dec 1856)

Associated with HAM #243.B, for cuirassier. Steel, with brass rivets. Pigeon-breasted, with wide shoulders & openings at neck & arms, which are outwardly flanged. Breastplate recurves at waist, terminating in curved flange. Domed studs on chest for shoulder plates. Etched within basal flange is rubbed text "Mfre Imp de Chat…bre 1856/1ere Taille 1ere Largeur No 6 (?)".