VERY RARE CIVIL WAR "BURGESS' WORKCASE"
This is an item from the prestigious John Henry Kurtz collection. Stamped on the inside with a circular stamp is "Burgess's Improved Workcase Patented April 1st 1862". The case is 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.
La base est en banc recouverte, je vais dire d'un "espèce d'oil clothed"