Box

Title
Royal Navy Hat Box
Object ID
M982.17
Category
Distribution and Transportation Artifacts, container
Materials
metal
Description

A cocked hat shaped metal box for carrying a Royal Navy cocked hat. The box consists of two sides connected by a hinge. At the top, there is carrying handle. At the bottom, there is a clasp to fasten the lid and close the box. The interior of the box is unpainted, shiny metal, while the outside of the box is rusted but has areas where the original black background with red brushstrokes pattern was painted. The front of the box has white letters that read "H.C.W. Chitty R.N."