Early: 1855 - Late: 1865
A pine blanket chest with red and black stained finish. It was also varnished. Printed on the inside of the lid is "Tobias Eby / S.88.101.13 / Elma." There is moulding on the two sides and front of the lid. A small storage compartment is located inside the chest on the lefthand side. There is evidence that there was a picture, in the form of a postcard, originally attached to the inside lid. The chest has a double-link chest lock made of steel. There is a keyhole in the front panel, but no escutcheon. The corners of the chest are dovetailed. Butt hinges were used to secure the lid to the chest.
Doon Heritage Crossroads
10 Huron Rd. Kitchener 519-748-1914 www.region.waterloo.on.ca/doon
Region of Waterloo
Fraktur design based on Family Register by Jacob Shoemacher in Joseph Schneider Bible, 1821.