Document Box

Red-brown painted, vertical rectangular box with flat, overhanging lid that closes over the box front. Lid has a flat-arched, concave strap handle riveted on top, two hinges at back and a slot on front for a wire staple. Lid and box are embossed with a wide band running depthwise around their centers and have rolled wire rims. Lid is made of one piece, while the box is made of three, two end pieces and one forming the front, bottom and back; all seams folded and soft soldered. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
early 20th century
Physical Description
steel, galvanized (overall material)
iron (handle material)
iron wire (rims material)
paint (exterior material)
overall: 7 1/8 in x 7 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 18.7325 cm x 12.065 cm
place made
United States
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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