Set of stencils in box, 1781-1782
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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Walnut and brass; Box (closed): H. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm), W. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm), D. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); box open 180 degrees: D. 21 1/4 in. (54.0 cm)
American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, Pa.), 58-48
Among Franklin's minor but more interesting possessions is a walnut box that contains brass stencils for letters, numerals and characters purchased by him from one Bery, a French manufacturer of the objects.
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