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    • Wooden pillbox

    • Wooden pillbox

    • Containers; Boxes

    • Made of burled and inlaid wood, this small elegant rectangular box was used as either a pillbox or snuff box. The box has curved edges and two hinged lids on the top that open in opposite directions, concealing small compartments. The lids are...
    • Wax letter seals in container

    • Wax letter seals in container

    • Correspondence; Containers

    • This hinged metal box contains five intact wax letter seals along with four fragmented seals. Before adhesive envelopes were available, wax seals were used to prevent letters from being opened until accepted by the proper recipient.
    • Stoneware pitcher

    • Stoneware pitcher

    • Pitchers; Tableware; Containers

    • This deep brown stoneware pitcher features a curved handle extending from the neck to the widest part of the container. The rim has a small pour spout.
    • Stoneware bottle

    • Stoneware bottle

    • Bottles; Containers

    • The stoneware ginger beer bottle is finished with a glazing process. The reusable, durable pottery bottle could have been closed with a cork to preserve its contents.
    • Snuffbox

    • Snuffbox

    • Snuff; Containers; Boxes

    • The small circular snuffbox has an embossed, or repousse, design of rose petals and leaves on a hinged lid.
    • Shaving mug

    • Shaving mug

    • Shaving equipment; Shaving; Containers

    • This unusual cup is porcelain with a white mother of pearl glaze on the interior and a greenish-blue glaze on the exterior. It has two openings, and two large leaves are painted in gold on one side. The opening of the lower section is spade shaped...
    • Red metal box

    • Red metal box

    • Containers; Packaging; Boxes

    • This small red metal box, lined with black velvet cloth, once held one dozen pen points. The hinged box is inscribed with the patent date 9/24/1878 and "Esterbrook's Superior Steel Pens. The original Falcon no. 048." In this instance, the box...
    • Powder horn and shot pouch

    • Powder horn and shot pouch

    • Gunpowder; Containers

    • The filled powder horn, numbered '879,' has a wooden cover fastened with nails and secured with a screw and string. A leather shot pouch is tied to the horn with a strip of leather.
    • Powder flask

    • Powder flask

    • Containers; Gunpowder

    • This metal powder flask with an embossed design includes a brass spout. Flasks are used as containers for loose gunpowder, and are successors of powder horns.
    • Powder flask

    • Powder flask

    • Containers; Gunpowder

    • Round brass powder flask includes a spout to measure and pour gunpowder. Flasks are used as containers for loose gunpowder, and are successors of powder horns.
    • Powder flask

    • Powder flask

    • Containers; Gunpowder

    • This oval leather powder flask, with a narrow metal spout, is stitched on the sides. Powder flasks and powder horns are designed to hold gunpowder used in firearms.
    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine; Labels

    • Instructions printed on a paper label for a package of Ramon's Laxative cold tablets are included inside a worn brown leather medicine bag. The text of the label reads: "1 ingredient reduces fever, another stops aches and pains and then having...
    • Leather medicine case

    • Leather medicine case

    • Medical equipment & supplies; Bags; Glassware; Containers; Leather goods

    • This worn black leather medicine bag has a thick leather handle attached with "D" rings. It has a metal latch to lock the case. One side of the case overlaps the other when the bag is closed. One side of the interior contains 11 tall glass test...
    • Leather banknote case

    • Leather banknote case

    • Bags; Containers; Leather goods

    • Folded brown leather banknote case with red interior has "Notes" embossed on the outer flap. The interior features an embossed stamp pocket. A worn leather tie secures the case.
    • Glass bottle

    • Glass bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • The narrow cobalt blue glass bottle has a broken cork in its opening. Most medicines, cures, poisons and castor oil were stored in cobalt blue glass containers.
    • Glass bottle

    • Glass bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • This cobalt blue glass bottle has an unusual clear glass handle. A broken cork is lodged in the opening. Most medicines, cures, poisons and castor oil were stored in cobalt blue glass containers.
    • Dried gourd

    • Dried gourd

    • Containers

    • This dark brown, dried gourd has been carved to create a lidded container. Notches hold the lid in position. The shell of the gourd has a wooden appearance. Gourds are in the same plant family as the pumpkin, and are sometimes referred to as...
    • Chamber pot

    • Chamber pot

    • Furnishings; Pots & pans; Containers

    • This large chamber container has a matching lid and metal handle. It is decorated with daisies, small green leaves, and blue flowers, and is trimmed in gold.

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