Prominently across the top of this scarce board is marked "UNITED STATES CARTRIDGE CO." above a large shield motif. To either side of the shield is marked "ESTAB'D/1869." and "LOWELL/MASS.", smaller U.S. Cartridge Co. shield motifs in each corner, each connected by a scalloped boarder. The central shield sports a wide variety of shotgun, rifle, and handgun cartridges, with groupings of No. 1 and No. 2 caps below the shield arranged to form "U" and "S". The cartridges in the shield arrangement are all individually labelled and are all present. Including the frame it measures approximately 40 1/4 inches tall and 35 1/2 inches wide. Provenance: The Tom Lewis Collection
Exceptionally fine overall, retains most all of the attractively aged original color on the background, showing some mild fading and all of the major cartridges present, with only a few of the No. 1 and No. 2 caps absent. The frame is very fine showing some mild separation at the corners and some scattered minor handling/storage marks. A rare and desirable cartridge board that would be a welcome addition to any early American arms collection!
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