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Civil War Naval Primer Box

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
141
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Civil War Naval Primer Box, c. 1861-65, brown-painted wooden dovetailed box, on the top is stenciled PRIMERS/800/ON NO ACCOUNT TO BE/PUT IN THE MAGAZINE., and on the front NAVAL LABORATORY/WASHINGTON., inside the cover is stenciled ORDNANCE LABORATORY/U.S.N. YARD/WASHINGTON, with a paper label glued inside with a handwritten note Fort Macon, NC./april 1862./Presented to Sergt. J.E. Fuller./clerk to chief of ordnance./Dept of North Carolina, inside of box lined with tin, ht. 7 1/2, lg. 9 1/2, dp. 8 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,600-1,800

Box in very good condition with crisp stencils, note in very good condition.


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Keywords

Fort Macon, chief, J.E. Fuller./clerk