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Overall: 1 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 3.2 x 6 x 6.7 cm )
Nearly square silver-colored metal box with arched lid, lid hinged at the back.
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.
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
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