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

Related Items

Title Waybills Accession Number 1991.936.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

13.875 x 9 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.936.1