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This leather pocketbook, or wallet, is a flat leather folding case for money or personal papers that can be carried in a pocket or a handbag. It was made at the Arms Manufacturing Company in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. The company was founded by Dennis Arms in 1845 with three employees, and by the 1880s, it employed more than fifty men and women. The Arms Company had a reputation for fine workmanship and produced, in addition to pocketbooks, billbooks, letter books, and card cases, all made of leather.


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creator   Arms Manufacturing Company
location   South Deerfield, Massachusetts
length   3.87"
width   2.5"
process/materials   leather
item type   Personal Items/Personal Artifacts
accession #   #2002.29.501

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