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Spectacles Case

1977.747 (RS117065)

Description

Long elliptical case comprised of lid, base and side wall; lid is hinged along back to side wall; close fit clasp at front; base is soldered to side wall; lid and floor of case interior lined with blue felt.

Details

Maker
Possibly Bodge, Henry S. (Maker)
Date
ca. 1860
Inscriptions
Stamped under clasp on case wall ""PATD JAN 24 1860, C. PARKER""; Scratched lightly into bottom is name ""David Junkins""; Printed label at center of lid felt ""HENRY S. BODGE,/ Watches, Clocks, Jewelry./ SILVER WARE. / Gold, Silver and Steel Spectacles. / Silver Plated Ware, / Fancy Goods, / Corner Congress and High Street / Portsmouth, NH.""
Location of origin
Portsmouth, NH, USA
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
felt (textile)
paper (fiber product)
tin (metal)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
CASE, EYEGLASSES
eyeglass cases
Felt
felt (textile)
paper (fiber product)
Tin
tin (metal)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
0.375 x 1.313 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.747
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4539

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