Cotton, tin, paint, paper
Overall: 8 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm )
Black painted cotton writing case with inner canister made of tin, inner flap with slots for pens and pencils, and attached blotting pad.
Gift of Wilmer R. Leech
printed: on back(?) of blotting pad: "To remove the curl from the Blotting Pad, roll it in an / opposite direction. / BROOKS' PATENT / MILITARY AND TRAVELLING WRITING, WORK and TOILET CASE, / Weighing but 10 ounces. / Patented January 5, 1864 / [etc.]"
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