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(.1) Spice box with cover - Round bentwood form with fitted cover. Top and base secured with tin banding. Natural finish. Top and side stenciled with "Spice". Box holds set of eight cylindrical-form boxes. (.2- .8) Boxes - Each bentwood with fitted cover and tin banding. (.9) Bentwood box without a lid. Stenciled at top and side with name of contents.
Impressed on base of each box: PATENT PACKAGE CO./NEWARK/N.J./PAT. AUG. 31, 1858 [in arched lines of type] Stenciled on top sode of each box: .1: SPICES .6: ALLSPICE .2: CLOVES .7: CINNAMON .3: NUTMEGS .8: PEPPER .4: MACE .9: GINGER .5: MUSTARD
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
3 5/8 (H), 9 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
New Jersey (United States)