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Document tube?

Posted by firstwordman (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 13, 10 at 9:37

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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RE: Document tube?

What size is it?

Can you show a closer shot of the letters?


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RE: Document tube?

No help on the inscription....but I believe it's a document carrier or sometimes called a map case.
Linda C


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RE: Document tube?

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.


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This pic should make the lettering easier to see. The tube is a little over 12" long.

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BINGO!!!!

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.


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Thank you lazygardens. I'll get to work on it! :-)


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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.


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