Box for printing type

Object Number: 
INV.8850a-e
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oak; pine, iron, tin, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 13 x 10 1/4 in. ( 26 x 33 x 26 cm )
Marks: 
written: in ink on document with box: "June 15th 1914. [underlined] Presented to the New York Historical Society/By Daniel F. Myers/This wooden box has been in use and standing at the/railing of St Pauls Church corner of Fulton Street and Broadway/N. Y. C
Description: 
Roughly constructed oak box, rectangular with hinged front, overlapping pieces of wood attached to rest of box with strips of tinned sheet iron nailed to planks, and brass rosette mounts with bail handle on top; front of box opens at bottom; inside, drawer with brass ring pull at top, balanced on shelf; at bottom, three drawers with brass ring pulls stacked on top of each other divided into compartments of various sizes for type by strips of tinned sheet iron; circular medallion inscribed with ink "D. F. Myers/New York" attached to front with two screws.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel F. Myers, June 15, 1914
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group