Leather, metal, wood, graphite, paper, ivory
Overall: 2 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 1 in. ( 6.4 x 9.8 x 2.5 cm )
stamped: inside, on metal frame, beneath metal clasp: "PAT. FEB. 12, 78 / REISSUED / SEPT. 10, 78."
Brown leather card case with a flap that nearly covers the front, with a metal clasp closure; when opened, there are five compartments at the top with accordioned sides, one of which has a metal framed clasp closure, in front of these compartments is one envelope-style pocket, calling card-sized, at the bottom, there is a pencil with ivory at the end opposite the graphite, held by a leather loop, this sits above a peice of cardboard which rests over an envelope pocket with flap closure.
This card case belonged to William Hoyt Scott (d. 1903) of New York City. A handwritten remedy dated Nov. 11, 1879 (instructing "one after meals in a little water"), and bill of lading from the Dodds Express New York Transfer Company, dated 1880, was found inside.
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