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Patchbox

Object Number: 
2000.28
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 5.1 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the center front: "Progress of Steam / HELP ! / HELP! / the joint wont turn & I / can't get down."
Description: 
Brass patchbox with etched design; below inscribed, "Progress of Steam/ HELP !/ HELP!/ the joint wont turn & I/ can't get down."
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Harriet Ross LeBoeuf, 1998
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group