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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Macklin Collection
Accession Number
012023001 a-b
Description
Fine finished brown oak wood portable box (a) with a partially openable lid with a slot cut out to insert monetary coin donations; locking mechanism (b) removed from original position; dovetail joints; two brass hinges raised on top lid; creating a lifting lid; missing key; hand painted text in gol…
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Accession Number
012023001 a-b
Collection
Macklin Collection
Description
Fine finished brown oak wood portable box (a) with a partially openable lid with a slot cut out to insert monetary coin donations; locking mechanism (b) removed from original position; dovetail joints; two brass hinges raised on top lid; creating a lifting lid; missing key; hand painted text in gold paint on one side; would be placed on a table or counter.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box
b - lock mechanism
Provenance
Purchased at an auction in the 1980s.
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
wood: brown
paint: gold
metal: yellow, grey
Inscriptions
Painted on front: "For the benefit of poor patients // In the Kingston // General Hospital
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Q2-3
Length
a - 23.5 cm
b - 6.0 cm
Width
a - 14.3 cm
b - 4.5 cm
Height
12.7 cm
Depth
b - 1.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Two circular water stains on lid; paint is crazed, faded, missing in areas, box looks worn, interior show wear and stains
Reference Comments
Donor file
Research Facts
Also known as a 'Poor Box', used to collect donations for the Kingston General Hospital. Used to sit in the lobby of hospital.
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