Box or Trunk

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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.
Currently not on view
date made
1850 - 1870
place made
United States: Eastern United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (handle material)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Data Source
National Museum of American History