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    Very Rare Civil War "Burgess's Improved Workcase Patented April 1st 1862" Being the Circular Ink Stamp on the Inside of the Oilcloth Cover of the Case. 6¼" X 8" when opened. Inside contains all the original needles, pins, thread etc. and the original very nicely made steel scissors. The body of the case is a toleware box painted black with gilt decoration, a small lid opens to reveal a brass thimble and a brass rod extends the length of the inside of the box. The tin box retains about 80% of the original paint and the oil cloth cover and contents are perfect. The only specimen we've encountered.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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