Spectacles Case

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-4539

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

eyeglass cases
accessories
felt (textile)
paper (fiber product)
tin (metal)
Tin
Felt
Unidentified Paper
CASE, EYEGLASSES

Inscription

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.""

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Possibly Bodge, Henry S. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Portsmouth, NH, USA

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

0.375 x 1.313 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.747

Places

New Hampshire (United States)