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    • Composing stick and wooden letter blocks

    • Typesetting; Printing industry
    • Used in printing, this shallow wooden tray, called a composing stick, has a metal screw device at one end that allows the length to be adjusted after inserting the letter blocks to make up a line of type.
    • 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.
    • 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...

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