Slate

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1872

GUSN

GUSN-223638

Description

Pocket book slate; brown leather cover; inside cover has 1872 calendar; two slate pages inside with pencil handwriting.

Details

Descriptive Terms

slate (rock)
leather
cardboard
paper (fiber product)
slate (rock)
Chalkboard

Inscription

"POCKET/BOOK SLATE" (stamped)
"Calendar & Book Slate/ Secured by Letters Patent Feb. 21, 1857, Jan. 15, 1867, Aug. 25, 1868/ Quartz Surface" (in negative)
"The New York Silicate Book Slate Co./ 191 Fulton, N. Y." (printed)
"[Numbers, Drawing of a Window, Measurements]" (handwritten)

Maker

New York Silicate Book Slate Co. (Maker)

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2004.41.15

Date

1872 (Patent Aug. 25, 1868)

Places

Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Massachusetts (United States)
New York state (United States)