Tin

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-25190

Description

Match or shot container. Elongated flattened cylinder, forming an oval mouth. Body constructed from a single sheet of tin w/ a soldered seam at one side. Applied oval bottom and corresponding oval cover w/ flat top which is fitted to the mouth. Originally a bright silver colored "white" metal, now dull grey.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tins (containers)
iron (metal)
tinning
Unidentified Metal
Tinned
TIN

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3.25 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.249