Cartridge box

Object Number: 
1936.552
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Leather, tin, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 8 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 21 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: outer flap: "USN" (inside oval, U.S. Navy); inner flap: "US.N.Y/BOSTON"
Description: 
Leather, tin, and brass cartridge box; rectangular black leather box with horizontal loop for shoulder belt on rear, double-flapped implement pocket on front, and double flaps with strap on outer flap that fastens to cone-shaped brass stud at bottom of box; box contains two tin inserts with lower compartment and ten cartridge tubes in the two upper compartments of each insert; stamped marks on outer and inner flaps; stamped eight-petal flowers on sides and rear.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group