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Box

Object Number: 
INV.8671l
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 3.2 x 6 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Nearly square silver-colored metal box with arched lid, lid hinged at the back.
Gallery Label: 
This personal accessory box belonged to Lt. Col. William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor in the Army during the Civil War. It was found among the items in his footlocker. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group