Found in Rural Retreat depot

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Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 09:17:51 -0400
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Subject: Found in Rural Retreat Depot

Anyone know what this was used for? It was found in the Rural Retreat Depot.  It is made of soft metal, looks like it attaches to a wall, and provides a tray with cover. It is 22? long and about 5? deep.

Frank Akers



Hello, Frank:

It appears to be a flag holder, with a tray for fusees and torpedos.
Good luck,

Dr. Frank R. Scheer, Curator
Railway Mail Service Library, Inc. 
f_scheer at 
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Boyce, VA 22620-9369  USA
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