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Comb Box Lid

1991.1636A (RS25744)

Description

A cardboard comb box, of demi-lune shape, deep, with a conforming lid, covered with blue paper, sewn together, its lid bearing a rectangular printed label with an inscription.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1840
Inscriptions
Printed on the trade label, located on the box top, reads: William B. Swift & Co./ Manufacturers of Every Descriptions of/Plain and Carved Shell Combs,/Wholesale and Retail,/ No.16, Hanover Street,/Boston./William B. Swift,/J. Francis Kimball,/George S.F. Roulstone}/Putnam and Damrell, Printers.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
cardboard
paper (fiber product)
string (fiber product)
Object type
Merchandising T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
BOX LID
Cardboard
cardboard
lids
paper (fiber product)
String
string (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
8 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1636A
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11093
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