Life Saving Service USLSS Copper Powder Box
U. S. Life Saving Service Lyle Gun Powder Box. Scarce, original United States Life Saving Service Powder Storage Box. Cover embossed: "U. S. L. S. S. POWDER" Powder boxes were used to store and carry pre-measured bags of powder on the beach apparatus cart for use in the bronze Lyle gun. Box has all copper outer shell with top of hinged lid having large raised lettering "U. S. L. S. S. POWDER". Entire interior is tin or lead lined and is divided into four compartments. Box has cast brass carrying handles on each end and a hasp on the front for securing shut. Box measures 14 " long x 10" wide x 7" deep. Condition is exceptional, as nice as they come without damage or repairs. Has basic polish but will be quite striking when final polished and placed in your collection. Powder box dates from the mid Life Saving Service years as designed and described by David Lyle in his reports. Exceptionally scarce, and simply a must if you have a Lyle gun, or to complete your exhibit.
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