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Catalog Number 2730-1-(1)
Title Sword, Military; Model 1860 Variant?, The M.C. Lilley & Co.
Object Name Sword
Description Straight iron alloy blade with engraving on a gold background. The engraving is floral with U.S. in the center. Near the ricasso there is a flag, sword, shield, bugle and drum. The reverse side has floral engraving as well.
Year Range from 1882
Year Range to 1925
Culture American
Material iron alloy, copper alloy, skark's skin
Made The M.C. Lilley & Co.
Place of Origin USA: Ohio, Columbus
Makers mark On the Ricasso: "The M.C. Lilley & Co. Columbus O."; on the reverse of the ricasso" symbol of a bear. "US: on the counter guard; "U.S." on the blade.
Length (in) 38
Width (in) 4.5
People Kaley, Charles William
History This sword belonged to Colonel Charles William Kaley, Military Staff of Governor Mickey (1903-1907). Kaley came to Red Cloud, Nebraska (from Ohio) in 1874. He was a lawyer and was elected judge of Webster County in 1879.
Credit line Kaley, N/R, N/R