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Soap Box

Description

Rectangular box with tacked joins. Front side has a branded or incised mark of a black eagle holding a banner. The inside lip has an indented flange for the lid to slide open and shut.

Details

Maker
Winchesters (Maker)
Date
1800-1899
Inscriptions
The banner reads: WINCHESTERS ROSE SOAP. On the box in black is a diamond and two initials: ""L"" (could be the British pound symbol too) and a ""D"".
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
incising
pine (wood)
tacking
Object type
Containers
Descriptive terms
Box
incising
pine (wood)
soap boxes
tacking
Dimensions
4 x 9 3/4 x 5 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1600
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12445

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