Blakeslee Patent Spencer Carbine Box, Ten-Tube Model

Blakeslee Patent Spencer Carbine Box, Ten-Tube Model
Title
Blakeslee Patent Spencer Carbine Box, Ten-Tube Model
Date 
1865-1875
Medium 
Leather, tin, brass, cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/8 x 3 7/8 in. ( 30.8 x 9.8 cm )
Description 
Leather, tin, brass, and cotton cartridge box; hexagonal wood block with ten tin cartridge tubes fitted into bored holes, and stitched black leather cover with ring fastened to loop on left side, strap fastened to brass stud on back, and cover with strap that fastens to stud on top front; stamped marks on front.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1936.542
Marks 
stamped: front: "BLAKESLEE'S CARTRIDGE BOX/U.S./PATd. DEC 20, 1864/REISSUED FEB. 7, 1865/W.H. WILKINSON/MAKER/SPRINGFIELD, MASS./U.S."
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Creative: Tronvig Group