Peters box date


#1

I was fortunate enough for someone to give me this Peters cartridge box, complete with cartridges! But I have no idea on how to date them? Can anyone give me some ballpark dates?

Thanks,
Jones


#2

I would guesstimate you box as made between 1900 and the mid 1920s. Earlier boxes had a curved or arched company name on the label. Later boxes will tend to be more colorful.


#3

The main IAA website has a section on dating Peters boxes at
http://cartridgecollectors.org/dates/peters.htm


#4

Must be nice to have such a clean box with rounds looking like they were made yesterday. Mine are all beat up and corroded. Any idea how it was stored? Sealed or in any special environment?


#5

Thanks all…

GuyH for the dates… JohnS… for the info on boxes (and showing me how dumb I am!! ) I really never thought of looking there!

I cannot remember who/where I got the box of Peters ammo. I seem to recollect that a friend just gave them to me. If that is so, they were probably stored in the back of a shelf in a cold, grimey, damp basement?!?!?! John Moss was kind enough to send me some “Peters” rounds a while back, they may have come from him.

I don’t collect boxes of ammo, just single cartridges, but living near Cincinnati, so I prefer to collect Peters brand. I’ve even visited the old Peters factory in Kings Mills. Most of the buildings and the shot tower are still there.

I appreciate everyone’s feedback… thanks!

Jones


#6

Stored in a cold, grimey, damp basement??? I resemble that remark.