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Tin

Description

Match or shot container. Elongated flattened cylinder, forming an oval mouth. Body constructed from a single sheet of tin w/ a soldered seam at one side. Applied oval bottom and corresponding oval cover w/ flat top which is fitted to the mouth. Originally a bright silver colored "white" metal, now dull grey.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
tinning
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
iron (metal)
TIN
Tinned
tinning
tins (containers)
Unidentified Metal
Dimensions
3.25 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.249
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25190

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