Fire Bag

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1800-1840

GUSN

GUSN-2925

Description

Long rectangular sack open at one end; stenciled across the front with the name of: "R.P. Gilbert" ; and a single row of vermillian thread runs across the top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bags (generic containers)
hand sewing
hemp (fiber)
stenciling
thread
thread
Hemp
Stenciled
Fiddle Thread
Machine Sewn
BAG, FIRE

Inscription

Stenciled on the front of the bag is the name: R.P. Gilbert . On a paper bag is this inscription: Fuebag from Hartford, Connecticut/To pack the family valuables in for quick removal in case of fire.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

55 x 17 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1399

Places

Connecticut (United States)