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Blakeslee Patent Spencer Carbine Box, Ten-Tube Model

Object Number: 
1936.542
Date: 
1865-1875
Medium: 
Leather, tin, brass, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/8 x 3 7/8 in. ( 30.8 x 9.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: front: "BLAKESLEE'S CARTRIDGE BOX/U.S./PATd. DEC 20, 1864/REISSUED FEB. 7, 1865/W.H. WILKINSON/MAKER/SPRINGFIELD, MASS./U.S."
Description: 
Leather, tin, brass, and cotton cartridge box; hexagonal wood block with ten tin cartridge tubes fitted into bored holes, and stitched black leather cover with ring fastened to loop on left side, strap fastened to brass stud on back, and cover with strap that fastens to stud on top front; stamped marks on front.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group