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Accession Number: 1987.140.0

Physical Description: Rectangular steel tool box with an arched lid hinged to the top. On the top of the lid is a steel carrying handle. On the front of the lid is a slotted steel strap. A steel loop attached to the box fits through the slot to lock the box closed. A steel plate is applied to the left side of the box. A white paper maker's label is applied to the inside of the lid.

History of Object: Box belonged to donor's father, Lester Sellow Raynesford, an engineer with the Union Pacific RR from 1903-1945. He worked in Ellis, KS 1898, moved to Salina 1917. The box?s maker, John Brazelton, is listed in the 1930 U.S. census for Trenton, Mo., as working as a sheet metal laborer for a railroad shop.

Date: Between 1903 and 1945

Dimensions (in cm): H: 14 1/2"; L: 22"; D: 10 1/2"

Marks/Inscriptions: [in relief on steel plate] L. S. RAYNESFORD || [black print on label] FURNACES: Installed, Cleaned, Repaired / JOHN R. BRAZELTON / Manufacturer of / Enginemen's Perfection Clothes Box / General Sheet Metal Work / Guttering, Spouting and Repairing / Galvanized Chimney Stacks / [?] 026 McPherson St. TRENTON, MO. ||

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Associations and Subjects

    Individual: Raynesford, Lester Sellow, 1875-1954
    Individual: Brazelton, John Rufus, 1874-1953
    Use, Place of: Ellis County (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Saline County (Kan.)
    Business / Organization: Union Pacific Railroad Company
    Activity / Occupation: Railroad engineering
    Use, Place of: Salina (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Ellis (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Trenton (Mo.)

Status: Cataloged

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