original antique box (empty) of WINCHESTER No. 4 Primers. Printed on
front is "Winchester, 100 pieces, for Leader, repeater, metal lined and
pieced, smokeless powder, and paper shot shells", "Patented Dec. 9,
1896, July 17, 1900, and July 14, 1903", and "MANUFACTURED BY THE
WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO., New Haven, Conn.".
JUST DON"T OFTEN FIND THESE 100% ORIGINAL, EARLY, ANTIQUE BOXES. This
one came from an estate sale and it came with 4 of the marked primers
still in it, WHICH I HAVE REMOVED FOR SAFETY. Box is now sold empty.
This is a nice size and WOULD MAKE A GREAT DISPLAY ITEM WITH ANY COLLECTION. Measures roughly 4" X 3". Nice aged patina and appearance. In good-very good condition overall. Shows its age well. From an early Massachusetts estate.
Would make a great gift item for the collector in your family !!