H972.399.4a-b - Pencil Case, late 19th century

Catalogue Number
H972.399.4a-b
Object Name
Case
Object Type
pencil
Alternate Object Name

Box

Associated Material

H971.399.1-.4, SLATE, WRITING UTENSIL, PENCIL BOX ALL PART OF A SET

Culture
NORTH AMERICAN
Origin Country
CANADA
Use Country
CANADA
Use Province / Territory
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Use Municipality
VANCOUVER
Dates/Period
LATE 19TH CENTURY
Date
1851 to 1900
Age Group

youth

child

Gender Association
Unisex
Physical Description
A) BASE, rectangular wooden pencil box, base has carved hole for pencils, above base is other area which swivels on a screw to allow access to lower compartment, top compartment has end cut on a diagonal and is attached to base with a slotted screw B) LID, rectangular lid rounded at one end, tiny notches cut at diagonal on outer edges, hand-painted flowers in centre are slightly faded, small groove at square end to allow for fingernail to remove lid, which slides into rounded groove of top compartment.
Material
WOOD, PAINT, METAL
Colour
Brown, Green, Blue, Red
Parts
Artifact Part Height (cm) Length (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm) Diameter (cm) Thickness (cm) Weight
a) 23.30 2.60 2.70
b) 22.50 1.90 0.35
Technique
CUT, SANDED, THREADED, SCREWED, MACHINED, PAINTED, DRILLED, CARVED
Nomenclature
Department
History
Source
Taylor, Edna M.