Blotting sand

Object Number: 
Z.1481
Date: 
1820-1870
Medium: 
Lead, paper, twine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on paper wrapping found with object: "Gift of W. S. Poor" and "J Brookes" handwritten in ink: on paper wrapping found with object: "Used before blotting / paper was invented / Lead Filings / from / Grandpa's"
Description: 
Lead filings used for blotting; wrapped in a paper packet tied with twine.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group