Leather, paper, metal, wood, graphite, ivory
overall a: 2 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 1 in. ( 7 x 9.8 x 2.5 cm ) overall b: 3 5/8 x 1/4 in. ( 9.2 x 0.6 cm )
scored: on side of pencil near ivory: "M. L. LEHMAN NEW-YORK." inscribed: top of outer clasp closure: "PAT. MAR / 5 1867" inscribed: top of clasp frame inside: "PAT. FEB. 12, 78. / REISSUED / SEPT. 10, 78." tooled: inside, outer leather of compartme
Brown leather card case with metal clasp closure, one side of the inside has three compartments, the center one closes with a metal clasp, the outside of the outer compartment is tooled with an image of a cherub scribe writing with a plume on a scroll, the bottom edge has two loops which hold a writing pencil with ivory on the end, the other side has two compartments, the outer one closes with a flap.
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