Model 1808 U.S. Government-style Cartridge Box

Date:
circa 1810

Model 1808 U.S. Government-style cartridge box. Shaped rectangular leather pouch with covering flap, 2 1/4\" wide shoulder belt for carrying, and two inserts. The bottom insert is tin, for carrying gun flints, and is accessible through a small flap on the pouch front. Above it is a wooden block, drilled to accommodate 26 paper cartridges. Shoulder strap is removable and is fastened to square steel buckles on bottom of pouch. This type of cartridge box was widely contracted by a variety of makers and was in general use until 1836. Read more »

Description (physical):

Leather, tin, wood. H: 6"; W: 9 1/2"; Depth: 3 1/2"

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
12/03/26
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
<p>Collection of Old Sturbridge Village</p>

Dragoon-style Cartridge Box

Date:
circa 1800-1815
Description (physical):

Leather, steel, paper. H: 4"; W: 10"; Depth: 1"

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
12/03/29
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Cartridge Box

Date:
circa 1815-1825
Description (physical):

Leather, pine, steel. H: 4 3/4" (including flap); W: 8 3/4"; Depth: 3"

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
12/03/72
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Cartridge Box

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0093
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Cartridge Box

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0087
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Cartridge Box

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0082
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Cartridge Box

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0009
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Blakeslee Cartridge Box

Creator:
Erastus Blakeslee

The Blakeslee cartridge box was designed by Erastus Blakeslee of the 1st Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry. He received U.S. patent number 45,469 for the cartridge box on December 20, 1864. It was made in three different sizes of wood and covered with leather. One type could hold up to six metal tubes filled with seven metallic Spencer cartridges, while others could hold ten or thirteen tubes. With this cartridge box, a soldier could quickly load his Spencer carbine or rifle by taking a tube out of the box and pouring the seven cartridges into the butt of the firearm.

Description (physical):

Material: Wood, Leather.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.006
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History