Document Box or Trunk

Description
Rectangular lidded box with scrolled hasp lock on front, two hinges at back, and one threaded brass post and square nut from the original bail handle still fastened to the stamped top. Lid and box are both made of five pieces, all edges folded. Lid has a wire-rolled rim, while the box edges are folded with a large raised bead below. Tinned interior and exterior. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box
date made
20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
brass (handle post and nut material)
Measurements
overall: 6 5/8 in x 9 5/8 in x 6 3/4 in; 16.8275 cm x 24.4475 cm x 17.145 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
DL*245425.0077
catalog number
245425.0077
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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