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Tin Stage Orders Box

1991.936.1 (RS20827)

Description

Red-painted tin box with a hinged door with a key and a slot at the top for orders and way bills. It is decorated with scrolls in yellow paint. The body of the box is made from a single sheet of tin, seamed at the right side, center; the seam is reinforced with two strips of tin tacked perpendicular to the seam. The pointed top is a separate piece of tin, as is the hinged door. Four holes pierce the back of the box, presumably for mounting. Two waybills are folded up in a box.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1835
Inscriptions
In yellow paint on the front of the box is: STAGE/ORDERS/S.BAKER. On the inside door is a peeling white sticker with a ballpoint pen is: 8.-xo .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
oil paint (paint)
tin (metal)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
BOX
boxes (containers)
Iron
iron (metal)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
Tin
tin (metal)
People and organizations
S. Baker
Dimensions
13.875 x 9 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.936.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2711
Related Items
Title Waybills Accession number 1991.936.2 Notes 1991.936 2 WAYBILLS Relationship Used togethe

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