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Civil War Bed, Iron, U.S. Army Quartermaster Emblem, 82"L x 33"W

SKU:
EWARBED
$1,299.99
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Description

This cast iron hospital bed was used in Army hospitals during the Civil War, 1861-1865. The bed features a simple iron design with the U.S. Army Quartermaster emblem on the headboard and footboard. 2 post brackets are present on the headboard and footboard, designed to support a canopy frame or medical pole. The bed spring unit is in excellent condition, with all metal slats present and only 2 spring-hooks missing.
The Quartermaster emblem shows an eagle over a crossed sword and key, representing the Quartermaster Corps control of military supplies. The 13 spokes of the wheel represent the 13 original colonies and the origin of the Corps during the Revolutionary War.
The bed includes original headboard, footboard and frame with springs.

Weight: 78 lbs.
Item Measurements:
Overall Measurements: 82"L x 33.25"W x 36"H
Headboard: 36"H x 33.25"W x 2-5/8"D
Footboard: 31.25"H x 33.25"W x 2-5/8"D
Bedspring Frame: 75.75"L x 32.75"W x 4.75"D

Condition: Very good condition. Excellent, sturdy construction. Assembles with ease. Paint loss and surface scuffs as expected with age and use. 2 spring-hooks missing.

About the regimental insignia: The U.S. Army Quartermaster insignia consists of an eagle with wings spread, standing upon a wheel with thirteen stars and thirteen gold spokes. Superimposed on the wheel a sword and key crossed diagonally hilt and bow up, resting upon a wreath of laurel.
The sword is characteristic of military forces and symbolized the Quartermaster Corps control of military supplies. The key is representative of the Corps traditional storekeeping function. The wheel is styled after a six-mule-wagon wheel and represents transportation and delivery of supplies. The thirteen stars and spokes of the wheel represent the original colonies and the origin of the Corps which occurred during the Revolutionary War. The eagle is the national bird and is symbolic of our nation. The Branch Insignia is worn on the lapel of the Army Service Uniform, singly on a brass disk for Enlisted personnel and in pairs for Officers

Extra Information

Type:
Vintage