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Object ID 1975.017.229
Object Name Safe
Collection Furniture
Credit line Bequest of Lydia Laird
Year Range from 1835
Year Range to 1840
Made J. Scott (?)
Description Iron safe for storing ledgers and papers with an arched top and a two-panel, arched iron door with central key and bail handle. The safe is lined with asbestos insulation (fire retardant). The interior has wooden shelving with five compartments for ledgers and a small drawer with a brass escutcheon. An inscription is cast into the arch: "J. Scott's Patent Asbestos".
Dimensions H-33.25 W-21 D-21.125 inches
Dimension Details
Owned Lydia Laird
Provenance Bequest of Lydia Laird.
Subjects Safes
People Laird, Lydia
Search Terms Safes
Lydia Laird
J. Scott
Room Tap Room
Material Iron, asbestos insulation, pine, tulip poplar, brass