Spier cartridge box; Spanish

Object Number: 
1936.579
Date: 
1880-1898
Medium: 
Leather, tin, brass,
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 8 7/8 in. ( 10.8 x 22.5 cm )
Description: 
Leather, tin, and brass cartridge box; rectangular black leather box with horizontal belt loop sewn on rear, brass buckle and two straps sewn on front that fasten two brass studs at bottom of box, and lid with strap on each side that fastens to brass stud on side of box; box contains triple compartment tin insert.
Gallery Label: 
This cartridge box was used with a rifle or carbine. It was formerly part of the Francis Bannerman collection, and according to accession records is a Spier type used by Spanish forces during the Spanish-American War.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group