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Object ID 000540

Object Name Leg Armour shin guards

Object Desc WWI Leg armour shin guards Medium/heavy duty leather makes up this leg armor from World War I. These "leggings" were made to protect shins from scrapes, barbed wire, etc. They fasten by looping a lacing around a line of hooks.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000516a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Military


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Third Floor

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords shin guards,leather goods,military,

Title Leg Armour shin guards

Description Stamped in insdie "10" and "12". After the "12" is written in pen "3/4", so it looks like it was really measured at 12.75. Made in Engand stamped on inside Rigid durable leather. Has 14 eyelets running vertically down the length of the leather in groups of two to lace the string. Both strings are present.


Approx Collection Date

Height 12

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Ankle diameter: 3.5in Calf diameter: 5.5in

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin


Maker Details England manufacture

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY516



Date MAR 14,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Christina

Notes The leather is pretty dusty, especially on the inside. String is present on both, but the string is getting old and starting to look abrated and weak. Beginning to deteriorate. There is a spot on CMY516b at the top where it looks like there was a sticker/tape/label which was pulled off after a long time and has left a deep stain in that shape as well as torn off the top layer of leather in that area. CMY516a is more rounded than b, and it is lighter in color (brighter). The eyelets on both have a coating that is chipped/worn off exposing the metal.


Date JUL 1,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JUL 1,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Third Floor from Recruiting Center - automatic entry by admin