Tin Stage Orders Box

Date

1820-1835

GUSN

GUSN-2711

Description

Red-painted tin box with a hinged door with a key and a slot at the top for orders and way bills. It is decorated with scrolls in yellow paint. The body of the box is made from a single sheet of tin, seamed at the right side, center; the seam is reinforced with two strips of tin tacked perpendicular to the seam. The pointed top is a separate piece of tin, as is the hinged door. Four holes pierce the back of the box, presumably for mounting. Two waybills are folded up in a box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
iron (metal)
oil paint (paint)
tin (metal)
scrolls (motifs)
Tin
Iron
Oil
Scroll
BOX

Inscription

In yellow paint on the front of the box is: STAGE/ORDERS/S.BAKER. On the inside door is a peeling white sticker with a ballpoint pen is: 8.-xo .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.936

People and Organizations

S. Baker

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

13.875 x 9 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.936.1

Related Items

Title Waybills Accession Number 1991.936.2