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Long elliptical case comprised of lid, base and side wall; lid is hinged along back to side wall; close fit clasp at front; base is soldered to side wall; lid and floor of case interior lined with blue felt.
paper (fiber product)
Stamped under clasp on case wall ""PATD JAN 24 1860, C. PARKER""; Scratched lightly into bottom is name ""David Junkins""; Printed label at center of lid felt ""HENRY S. BODGE,/ Watches, Clocks, Jewelry./ SILVER WARE. / Gold, Silver and Steel Spectacles. / Silver Plated Ware, / Fancy Goods, / Corner Congress and High Street / Portsmouth, NH.""
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),
Possibly Bodge, Henry S. (Maker)
Portsmouth, NH, USA
0.375 x 1.313 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
New Hampshire (United States)