CIRCA 1830s “BAKER’S PATTERN” INFANTRY CARTRIDGE BOX

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Early (1830s) black leather cartridge box for infantrymen. Measures approximately 9 ¼” wide x 6” high x 2 ¾” deep. Outer flap features stamped brass “flower” decoration at center. Two side “ears” sewn directly to flap. A white buff leather closing tab is sewn to the underside of the outer flap; tab is unbroken.

On the front of the inner box is a flap allowing access to the area under the wood cartridge block. The iron buckles on the bottom have been removed. The back of the box still has the horizontal and two vertical belt loops. Stitching remains strong with the exception of the left, back corner which has separated. Leather “knot” finial is missing.

A wood block drilled with 26 holes is inside the box. Under the wood insert is a tin for extra cartridges, flints, and tools.

Major Rufus Baker was commander of the Allegheny Arsenal when The Board of Ordnance was created. Baker was an influential member in the 1830s especially in regards to this pattern of cartridge box. [jet]

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