Soap Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1800-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12445

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

Descriptive Terms

soap boxes
incising
pine (wood)
tacking
Box
Box

Inscription

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"".

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Winchesters (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA

Dimensions

4 x 9 3/4 x 5 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1600