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    The first example we've cataloged.

    Very Rare Civil War Merrill Carbine Cartridge Box. Black bridle leather, 5.75" x 1.8" x 4.75", with double flaps and implement pocket on the inner flap. Stenciled marking on the inside of the front flap, "Merrill,Thomas & Co./ Baltimore/ Patent Applied For". Marking a bit weak but present. Specially designed wooden insert, divided into four tiers, each tier drilled to hold seven Merrill combustible cartridges. Box in excellent complete sound condition with both belt loops, latch tab, etc. Just some minor flaking on the outer flap and one seam opening on flap ear. Eight of the bored spaces in the wooden block exhibit some breakage, with twenty intact. A nice complete example of one of the rarest of the Civil War commercial cartridge boxes.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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