Box, Cap

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Description Pattern 1855 Percussion Cap Box: black leather box constructed of a formed body sewn to a single back piece which includes the cover flap and closure tab; interior leather flap with "ears"; bottom has brass finial for closing the box flap; back has two vertical straps sewn and rivetted in place for attachment to the equipment belt; interior has remnants of fleece liner. The steel percussion cone pick is still inside. Interior flap has manufacturer's stamp of "J. D ____& CO/NEWARK NJ" (possibly J. Davy of Newark, NJ who manufactured cap boxes). Contractor's were not required to stamp their products until late 1861 and after October 1864 an inspector's stamp was required. Part of an assembledge used by Frank Winkler.
Franz "Frank" Joseph Winkler was born on December 28, 1841 in Lindwiese, Germany. He enlisted in Company E, 9th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on October 25, 1861 at Stockbridge, Wisconsin. He mustered out on November 25, 1864 at the expiration of his term of service. He died December 24, 1926 in Chilton, WI.
Dimensions H-3 W-3.75 Dia-1.128 inches
Year Range from 1861
Event Civil War
Year range to 1864
Made Davy, J.
Material Leather/Copper/Brass/Steel
Object ID 1991.48.19
Object Name Box, Cap
Owned Winkler, Frank
People Winkler, Frank
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