overall: 3 x 12 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.
Rectangular metal box painted black with two hinged doors on top separated by a narrow, rectangular compartment with a sliding lid; each lid/door has a wire handle; inside two larger compartments are two mechanical pencils (b,c), one container of lead (d), one metal telescoping pen (e), a pointed tool (f), a box of "Magic Color Blocks" (g-i), a folding comb (j), a folding ruler (k), two jacknives (l,m), a small rock (n), a sample of mica (o), a book of personal address labels from John Wanamaker's (p), a pair of spectacles (q), a glass dropper with broken top (r), and a leather case for a jacknife (s).
This box may have been used for writing, sketching, or watercolor tools. The contents of the box suggest it was owned by William H. Paine or Katherine L. Paine of 2040 7th Avenue in New York City.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.