Patent model for leather bound case

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a mail box providing a "strong, light, durable, and convenient box or trunk for the transporation of letters and other matter." The invention was granted patent number 9253.
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, leather bound
patent model
date made
ca 1870
ca 1880
patent date
Sherriff, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
overall: 5 3/4 in x 8 in x 11 1/4 in; 14.605 cm x 20.32 cm x 28.575 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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