Cash Box

Rectangular lidded box with key lock on front, brass post-and-bail handle on stamped top, and two hinges at back. Exterior and interior are japanned black with a yellow border around the raised, cyma bracketed rectangle across lid and with gilt penciling or striping around the lid and box edges. Lid and box are made of five pieces, their sides held together by wire rims and the lid top and flat box bottom folded onto sides. Small pieces of blue felt near bottom of interior. No marks. No key.
Currently not on view
Object Name
box, cash
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
brass (handle; escutcheon; lock material)
steel (locking mechanism material)
overall: 4 3/4 in x 10 7/8 in x 7 3/8 in; 12.065 cm x 27.6225 cm x 18.7325 cm
place made
United States: New England
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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