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Box with insignia and badges

Date: 
1852-1880
Medium: 
Paper, metal, silk
Dimensions: 
overall (in box): 1 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 13.7 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
White cardboard (y) box with lid, found with (bb-cc) 2 spread eagle metal embroidered uniform insignia, (aa) one formeé cross pin, (z) one silk ribbon, and (dd-ff) 3 badges with ribbons and insignia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671y-ff
Marks: 
printed: center, obverse of box lid: "GORHAM MRG CO., / SILVERSMITHS. / BROADWAY & 19TH STREET, / NEW YORK." stamped: center, green silk ribbon: ".A.S.C.E. / 1852" cast: center, badge INV.8671ff: "AP" cast: around center, badge INV.8671ee: "GRAND A
Gallery Label: 
This collection of military insignia and badges were among the objects found in the footlocker of William F. Paine, who served as a Col. as a surveyor in the Army, 1862-1865. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
40767
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Revolver box

Date: 
1852-1880
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 9 x 4 1/8 in. ( 3.8 x 22.9 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
Dark green cardboard revolver box with lid; box found nested, directions for use printed on exposed label.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671wx
Marks: 
printed: on label inside lid: "No. 3 -- 38 CAL. REVOLVER, / MANUFACTURED BY / E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N. Y. / (SMOOT'S PATENT.) / DIRECTIONS FOR USE..."
Gallery Label: 
This revolver box belonged to Lt. Col. William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor in the Army during the Civil War. It was found among the items in his footlocker. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
40766
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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Date: 
1869-1885
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 4 in. ( 0.3 x 15.6 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular printed silk advertisement; image of the Brooklyn Bridge at the center.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671u
Marks: 
printed: across silk: "JOHN A. ROEBRING'S SONS Co. / Manufacturers of / C. G. ROEBLING / President / F. W. ROEBLING ? Sec'y & Treas. / WORKS / & OFFICE / TRENTON, N.J. / WIRE ROPE AND WIRE / 117 - 119 LIBERTY St. / H. L. SHIPPY, Manager. NEW-YORK, U.S.A
Gallery Label: 
This printed advertisement was among the items found in the footlocker of William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor during the Civil War, from 1862-1865. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1885
eMuseum Object ID: 
40724
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Box lid

Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 11.7 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Square green cardboard box lid, with label affixed to the top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671t
Marks: 
printed: across label on obverse of lid: "PAINE'S PATENT / STEEL MEASURING TAPES / ...Feet, No. ... divided to ... / IN LEATHER COVERED CASES, / WITH FLUSH HANDLES."
Gallery Label: 
This box lid belonged to Col. William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor in the Army during the Civil War. It was found among the items in his footlocker. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
40723
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Epaulet

Date: 
1810-1815
Medium: 
Metal, cotton, wool, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. ( 2.9 x 9.5 x 19.4 cm )
Description: 
Single epaulet with gilt fabric onthe tope, metal and cotton cord boulion the the shoulder end, single button hole at opposite end; reverse reinforced with metal bar across the shoulder, lined with white wool felt, boulion end cushioned and covered with white silk.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671s
Gallery Label: 
This epaulet was owned by William H. Paine, who wrote on a note accompanying the object that it was worn during the War of 1812. Col. William H. Paine served as a surveyor in the Army during the Civil War. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure. It was found among the items in his footlocker.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1815
eMuseum Object ID: 
40722
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Box

Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 3.2 x 6 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Nearly square silver-colored metal box with arched lid, lid hinged at the back.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671l
Gallery Label: 
This personal accessory box belonged to Lt. Col. William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor in the Army during the Civil War. It was found among the items in his footlocker. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
40721
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tape measure

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall (as found): 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 21 in. ( 1.6 x 8.9 x 53.3 cm )
Description: 
Coiled flat metal tape measure in circular case with hinged tab which rotates (no longer moves tape); tape stuck in an extended position, with metal loop at the end.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671p
Gallery Label: 
This tape measure belonged to Lt. Col. William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor in the Army during the Civil War. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure. It was found among the items in his footlocker.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
40720
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Footlocker

Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. ( 27.3 x 54.6 x 38.7 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden dovetail footlocker with 2 trays inside; handles on the sides, metal hinges at the back of the lid, metal hinge device for securing padlock; overall 8 compartments inside.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number: 
INV.8671a-c
Marks: 
painted: top center of lid: "Col. W. H. Paine / A.D.C. / HdQs Army of the / Potomac / D C 1"
Gallery Label: 
This footlocker belonged to Col. William Henry Paine, who served as a surveyor in the Army during the Civil War. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
40717
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Gas mask

Date: 
1942
Medium: 
Rubber, plastic, cotton, cork, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 6 in. ( 27.9 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Rubber, plastic, cotton, cork, and iron gas mask; cylindrical metal mouthpiece fastened to bottom of grey rubber mask with two clear plastic eyepiecesand grey canvas straps at top; cork at top of mouthpiece.
Object Number: 
INV.8046ab
Marks: 
painted: mask exterior: "MEDIUM ADULT" "IBK Lot 46-2" painted: mouthpiece: "WARNING/THIS GAS MASK IS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST CHEMICAL/WARFARE AGENTS ONLY, DISPERSED IN FREE AIR........."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1942
eMuseum Object ID: 
40671
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Folding cot with handle

Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Wood, brass, other metal, paper, cotton
Dimensions: 
overall (folded): 7 5/8 x 19 3/8 x 9 in. ( 19.4 x 49.2 x 22.9 cm )
Description: 
Folding army cot with (b) wooden frame and brass fittings, directions for assembly on paper label on one side; with (a) canvas top for cot.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Julia Colt Butler
Object Number: 
1940.8ab
Marks: 
stamped: brass fitting, one end: "BROWNE & LAMBERT / 117 FRONT ST / NEW YORK / AGENTS" stamped: brass fitting, one end: "WHITMARSH'S / 1850 / PATENT"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
40666
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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