The Prairie Traveler by Randolph Barnes Marcy, Captain, U.S.A.


First Two Views of Mess-Chest.

MESS-CHEST. A represents the chest open for table; B is the same closed; C is the upper tray of tin, with compartments, b, b; E is the lower wooden tray, divided into compartments, a, a, for various purposes, and made fast to the bottom of the chest; d, d, are lids opening with hinges; f (in figure B) is a wooden leg, turning upon a hinge, and fitting snugly between two pieces of wood screwed upon the cover.

Last Two Views of Mess-Chest.

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