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Object Name Box, Cartridge
Catalog Number 0985.01.00035
Description U.S. Model 1855 cartridge box: brown leather with double flaps and implement pouch, closure tab sewn and riveted to outer flap; brass finial; brass "US" plate on outer flap; inner flap stamped "[ ? ] / PITTSBURG"; tin inserts missing; horizontal and vertical loops on rear, vertical loops sewn and riveted; two japanned roller buckles (missing) sewn and riveted to bottom. Back horizontal and side seams broken and flaps separated from box.
Material leather; metal (brass ; tin)
Dimensions H-7 W-8 inches
Owned Unknown
Made possibly H. W. Howard ; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Provenance The box came from Col. S. A. Cunningham's collection.

Cartridge box possibly made by H. W. Howard of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who contracted to manufacture 20,000 sets of infantry accoutrements of this pattern for the U.S. Army.
People Cunningham, S. A.