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19th century brass bound sailor’s ditty box


Code: 1862


H: 8" (20.3 cm)W: 19" (48.3 cm)D: 11" (27.9 cm)

19th century brass bound sailor’s ditty box. The lid, with folding brass carrying handle and brass name plaque, engraved E. Hawkins. The interior to the lid bears manufacturer's trade label: Manufacturers of all kinds of Leather Portmanteaus, and of the New-Invented Brass Travelling Trunks JAMES WYE By Royal Appointment ORIGINAL MILITARY & ARMY TRUNKS (MAKERS) 394 (opposite…). The box has a removable wooden cover to void interior beneath and working lock and key.
English, circa 1850