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Lock Box

Description

Rectangular wood set with iron locking mechanism. It is a primitive yet intricate lock set into a board fastened by hand-cut nails. The mechanism shows on one side and the reverse has four holes for mounting and a large key hole, which has ridged edges to simulate molding.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1800
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
pine (wood)
Object type
Other Structure
Descriptive terms
door locks
Iron
iron (metal)
Lock
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
3/4 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.524
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
10633

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