Second Seminole War Officer's Dragoon Saddle Holsters by Robert Dingee of New York. Hand sewn leather saddle holsters with two large flaps that cover the pistol storage locations and the cartridge holders on each side. The cartridge holders have five cylindrical cavities (for paper cartridges?) in each one. There is a central hole (5.5cm diameter) that held the holsters over the saddle horn. Each holster is 15" long from bottom to top flap.
The Tools of War exhibition label (2011) reads: These saddle holsters are made of leather and formed wet over a pattern block and were manufactured by Robert Dingee of New York. They were used to house the large percussion pistols of the time and were fastened directly to the saddle mount. This style is typical of the Second Seminole War period (1835-1842).
|Dimensions||H-17.5 W-12 D-8 inches|