10 Tube Blakeslee Patent
inv # 02-12848
Marked BLAKESLEE CARTRIDGE BOX/U.S./PAT’D DEC. 20.1864/E.GAYLORD/CHICOPEE/MASS.
Designed by Erastus Blakeslee of the 1st Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry.
Patented December 20, 1864.
It was made in three different sizes 6, 10, & 13 tubes.
Constructed of wood covered with leather and a hinged lid.
Designed for the Spencer carbine or rifle.
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