This exceptionally rare box originally contained 200 No. 2 Volcanic cartridges (no cartridges included). It is made of plain cardboard with a green label on the lid with black text which reads: "200 No. 2/PISTOL CARTRIDGES,/MANUFACTURED BY/The Volcanic Repeating Arms Co.,/NEW HAVEN Conn." followed by the standard warning message and "Patented August 8th, 1854." Similar box pictured and described on page 48 of the book "Volcanic Firearms: Predecessor to the Winchester Rifle" by Lewis and Rutter. The book identifies the "very rare and possibly unique" ammo box lid as having a decorative "Henry-like" border.
Very fine, showing only some minor wear/storage evidence mostly around the edges and one area of repair along a bottom edge. The label is complete and legible. Provenance: Dr. Gerald Klaz collection.
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