Last year, I shared a post about my Grandpa Debs Webster's brown briefcase which contains lots of genealogical treasures, including photos and letters. Well, guess what?! It turns out that Grandpa Debs had another briefcase too. Here it is in the photo below. This black briefcase contains some additional genealogical treasures.
Inside this briefcase I found many fascinating documents such as school records, tax records, and many other interesting items. One of the fascinating items I found was this metal tube. I don't know what kind of metal it's made of. It's somewhat heavy and measures almost 16-1/2" long and almost 2" in diameter. It's a bit dented in a few spots. My mom said it's from Brazil, but I don't know how old it is. I don't know if it belonged to my Grandpa Debs or to his father, Frederick Emory Webster, a.k.a. "The Traveling Dentist."
I wanted to share a photo showing the bottom of this metal tube. Just what is that on the bottom of the tube? Could it be welding material?
You must just imagine my delight as I pulled the top off of this tube and excitedly examined what I found inside. I couldn't believe what I was holding in my hands. What did I find? Well, I'm not going to tell you just yet. I'm excited to share the contents of this old metal tube with you in future posts.
Have you checked with your relatives to see if they have any boxes, briefcases, or anything else in their attics, basements, closets, etc.? You just never know what kind of genealogical gold an unassuming box or briefcase may contain.
Thanks for reading!
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