Document tube?

firstwordmanJuly 13, 2010

Could someone from this most excellent site help me identify this tube and, if possible, tell me what the inscription says? I've asked a few folks but to no avail -- unless it's a cigar tube like my neighbor suggested....

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What size is it?

Can you show a closer shot of the letters?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 11:20AM
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No help on the inscription....but I believe it's a document carrier or sometimes called a map case.
Linda C

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 12:00PM
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The little cuplike thing seems to be an obvious match. What would be its' relationship to the tube if the tube is a document carrier or map case? Are the charactors Chinese? Tea pops to mind but, of course, that could be just rediculous.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 5:14PM
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This pic should make the lettering easier to see. The tube is a little over 12" long.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 6:58PM
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It appears to be a Hindu scroll case, used for sending invitations or announcements for events like weddings. It was also used to preserve the scroll that corresponded to a license.

Check with the closest Hindu for a translation. I don't recognize the lettering.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 8:37PM
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Thank you lazygardens. I'll get to work on it! :-)

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 10:56PM
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I translated the first to letters with google it translate to US but I can not find the rest of the characters?

I have one that is very close to this with the same writings on it. let me know if you find out more about it.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2011 at 11:45AM
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