Comb Box

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-11094

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

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
packaging
cardboard
paper (fiber product)
string (fiber product)
Cardboard
Unidentified Paper
String
BOX

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1636B

Places

Massachusetts (United States)

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