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    ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY SHIPPING BOX, WESTERN DEPARTMENT #1656 ca.1900 - In 1854, the company was reorganized as the Adams Express Company. Meanwhile, a subsidiary concern, Adams & Company of California, had been organized in 1850 and spread its service all over the Pacific Coast but not being under Adams' personal management, it was badly handled, and failed in 1854, causing a panic. The parent company held a strong position from New England and the mid-Atlantic coast to the far Western plains. This shipping container reflects their involvement on the west coast. Outside box has original lettering & hardware. Inside box repainted and new lettering added "Adams Express CO. Western Department". 41" x 24"x 25 ½". Leather straps missing. Paper tag: Frederick Division via Philadelphia. Very fine condition.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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