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Carter No.: 046u

Handlist description: Small wooden box

Card/Transcription No.: 046u-1

46 (u) Small wooden box. 26

Small box of a dark reddish brown wood (cedar ?) Inside measurements 6.9 x 5.6 x 2.5 high. Thickness of wood .2 Bottom fits inside sides and one end: ends fit inside sides. Corners dovetailed.

<> .3 .2 .6 End

<> .8 1 1.2 1.1

To short end of box a piece of ebony was attached, with sufficient extra height and width to cover exactly bottom and sides. In this were two bronze staples, .8 wide, projecting .5, .2 in diam. These pierced right through to inside of box, where the metal ends were turned over flat. Working in these stapes there was an ivory bolt 8.1 long, .4 in diam at ends, .9 in centre. Purpose of this bolt not clear. The end of the


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