Box

Box
Title
Box
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number 
INV.8671l
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group