An unpierced patch box by the gunsmith Peter White

The photo below shows an antique unpierced patch box made by the gunsmith Peter White. The engraving incorporates what may be intended as a Masonic symbol: Dividers. The engraving also incorporates crossed rulers. The outer peripheral shape of this unpierced patch box matches that of a pierced patch box that is mounted on a muzzle loading long rifle attributed to Peter White that sold at auction for $15,000.00 on October 15, 2013. Peter White was a gunsmith in Bedford County, Pennsylvania before moving to Fayette County.

Photo of an antique unpierced patch box made by the gunsmith Peter White. The patch box, which features a Masonic symbol, was made by the Bedford and Fayette County gunsmith Peter White.

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