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Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1857
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 0.3 x 9.5 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Metal coffin plate with four sides, each curved in serpentine shape to point, with chased, beaded border, with engraved inscription reading "William Smith Died May 12th 1857 Aged 81 Yrs. 5 Mo."; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Thomas O. Mabbott
Object Number: 
1939.391
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "William Smith/Died May 12th 1857/Aged 81 Yrs. 5 Mo."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1857
eMuseum Object ID: 
28396
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1819
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 3 1/8 in. ( 0.3 x 12.4 x 7.9 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with engraved inscription reading "John Hopper DIED AUGUST 3, 1819 Aged 85 Years 3 Months."; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.12
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "John Hopper/DIED AUGUST 3, 1819/Aged 85 Years 3 Months."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1819
eMuseum Object ID: 
28390
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1813-1814
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 0.6 x 14.6 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with engraved inscription reading "Jemima Horn Died 28th Feby. 1814 Aged 64 Years" on front and "Erasmus Phil[p] Died 22nd Septr. 1813 Aged 34 Years" on back; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface, some torn through.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.9
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate, front: "Jemima Horn/Died 28th Feby. 1844/Aged 64 Years engraved: on coffin plate, back: "Erasmus Phil[p]/Died 22nd Septr. 1813/Aged 34 Years"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1814
eMuseum Object ID: 
28387
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1820
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 13 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with very worn engraved inscription reading "Andrew H Varian DIED May 4 1826 Aged 14 Years"; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface, torn through.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.8
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "Andrew H Varian/DIED May 4 1826/Aged 14 Years"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
28352
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1823
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. ( 1.3 x 12.1 x 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Oval convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with engraved inscription reading "Sarah Hopper Died 26 Decr. 1823 Aged 64 yrs."; holes punched at top and bottom of plate to fasten plate to surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.2
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "Sarah Hopper/Died 26 Decr. 1823/Aged 64 yrs."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1823
eMuseum Object ID: 
28350
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cigar box with coffin plates

Classification: 
Date: 
1917-1920
Medium: 
Wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 8 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. ( 6 x 22.2 x 15.6 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden cigar box with flat, hinged lid and metal latch; various inscriptions branded on lid, sides, and bottom, with blue stamp across opening and two stickers on lid and front.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.1
Marks: 
typed: on label stuck to cigar box, lid: "COFFIN PLATES/from the Estate of/Hopper Striker Mott/June 10, 1931" typed: on label stuck to cigar box, front: "COFFIN PLATES/from the Estate of/Hopper Striker Mott,/June 10, 1931/(The inscriptions/have been copi
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
28348
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cigar box and coffin plates (14)

Classification: 
Date: 
1814-1840
Medium: 
Wood, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
box: 2 3/8 x 8 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. ( 6 x 22.2 x 15.6 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden cigar box containing fourteen coffin plates and one hinge.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.1-16
Marks: 
typed: on label stuck to cigar box, lid: "COFFIN PLATES/from the Estate of/Hopper Striker Mott/June 10, 1931" typed: on label stuck to cigar box, front: "COFFIN PLATES/from the Estate of/Hopper Striker Mott,/June 10, 1931/(The inscriptions/have been copi
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
28347
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1820
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 0.3 x 10.5 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, slightly curved metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with engraved inscription reading "Clarence Horn DIED 4TH. MAY 1820 Aged 1 Month 23 Days"; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.10
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "Clarence Horn/DIED 4TH. MAY 1820/Aged 1 Month 23 Days"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
28344
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sections of Atlantic Telegraph Cable (3)

Classification: 
Date: 
1858
Medium: 
Steel, brass
Dimensions: 
Each (section): 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (1.3 x 9.5 cm)
Description: 
Three sections of the Atlantic Cable; each consisting of bundled steel wire with brass mounts on each end and an impressed brass band around the center reading: "ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE/...GUARANTEED BY.../TIFFANY & CO./BROADWAY NEW YORK 1858"
Object Number: 
INV.7914a-c
Marks: 
impressed: on brass band: "ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE/...GUARANTEED BY.../TIFFANY & CO/BROADWAY NEW YORK 1858"
Gallery Label: 
The Atlantic Telegraph Cable, laid in 1858, was the first telegraph cable between the United States and Great Britain. The project, undertaken by the New York, Newfoundland and London Telegraph Company, was initiated by New Yorker Cyrus W. Field (1819-1892). A letter from Cyrus Field accompanying these cable sections states that he has sold the balance of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable to Messrs. Tiffany & Co., and that the sections are genuine.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1858
eMuseum Object ID: 
28234
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffin plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1824
Medium: 
Metal (probably nickel silver)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. ( 1.3 x 14 x 9.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular convex metal (probably nickel silver) coffin plate with rounded corners, with engraved inscription reading "Andrew Hopper died april 1824 aged 88 years."; four holes punched at each side of plate to fasten plate to surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Hopper Striker Mott, June 10, 1931
Object Number: 
INV.6562.6
Marks: 
engraved: on coffin plate: "Andrew Hopper/died april 1824/aged 88 years."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1824
eMuseum Object ID: 
28220
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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