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From Watson’s Tin Box: The Copper Beeches

From Watson’s Tin Box: The Copper Beeches

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.”

The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR)

COPP Beech Leaves
Leaves from the Copper Beeches ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box

Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, share a few select items from their tin evidence box for The Copper Beeches with The Fourth Garrideb. These evidence boxes were originally created by the late Paul Churchill, BSI, one of the founders of Watson’s Tin Box and contains both genuine artifacts and genuine faux reproductions that he (and others) created. These items create a great deal of discussion at their monthly meetings and we hope it will do the same here. Enjoy!

COPP Ltr to Holmes
The crumpled note from Violet Hunter ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
COPP ads
Position Wanted – Governess Ads ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
Eddie's Shoes & Roaches
Eddie Rucastle’s Slippers and Cockroaches – Smack! Smack! Smack! ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
The £50 banknote - half of Rucastle's proposed salary to Violet ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
The £50 banknote – half of Rucastle’s proposed salary to Violet ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
Ltr to Hunter
Jephro Rucastle’s letter to Violet Hunter ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
COPP Telegram
Violet Hunter’s telegram to Holmes ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
Eddie Rucastle ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
Eddie Rucastle ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
Violet Hunter wearing the blue dress ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
Violet Hunter wearing the blue dress ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carlo the Mastiff's dog tag ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box
Carlo the Mastiff’s dog tag ~ WTB COPP Evidence Box

Thanks to the 42nd Garrideb, Denny Dobry, for the scans in this post. Thanks also to Debbie Clark, the 58th Garrideb, the current keeper of the evidence boxes.

WTBWatson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion in Columbia, MD, is one of the most active Sherlockian groups in the Middle Atlantic region, Generally meeting on the last Monday of each month, the meetings feature canonical toasts, good conversations and dining, as well as a discussion of the month’s featured story and an educational presentation. For more information about Watson’s Tin Box, please visit their website HERE.

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