Box or Trunk

Description
Plain, rectangular box with scrolled hasp lock on front, wire ring handle pinned to top, and two hinges at back. Flat lid is made of one piece with a wire-rolled rim. Box is made of three pieces, two for body and one for flat bottom, with soft-soldered, folded edges; top edge of front and sides are folded down with a wire bead below. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box
date made
1850 - 1870
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 8.5725 cm x 17.145 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
United States: Eastern United States
ID Number
DL*245425.0082
catalog number
245425.0082
accession number
245425
subject
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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