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From Watson’s Tin Box: The Golden Pince-Nez

From Watson’s Tin Box: The Golden Pince-Nez

“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)

Back in September 2015, when we discussed The Golden Pince-Nez, Watson’s Tin Box was not yet sharing their evidence boxes with us. Since we are not discussing any story this month, we’ll use this opportunity to catch on past stories we have missed.

I see my notes upon the repulsive story of the red leech and the terrible death of Crosby the banker. – WTB GOLD Evidence Box

Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a few select items from their tin evidence box for The Golden Pince-Nez, with us here at 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!

“… an exploit which won for Holmes an autograph letter of thanks from the French President …” – WTB GOLD Evidence Box
“… and the Order of the Legion of Honour.” – WTB GOLD Evidence Box
“Sherlock Holmes took the glasses into his hand and examined them with the utmost attention and interest.” – WTB GOLD Evidence Box
“She was engaged at the moment in hanging some curtains in the upstairs front bedroom.” – WTB GOLD Evidence Box
“It was one of those small sealing-wax knives to be found on old-fashioned writing- tables, with an ivory handle and a stiff blade.” – WTB GOLD Evidence Box
“‘No, sir; it is a Chubb’s key.'” – WTB GOLD Evidence Box
“‘Pray take a cigarette. And you, sir? I can recommend them, for I have them especially prepared by Ionides of Alexandria.” – WTB GOLD Evidence Box
“For the first time the old man stirred. ‘God bless you, Anna!’ he cried. ‘God bless you!'” – WTB GOLD Evidence Box
“He had bounded across the room and had wrenched a small phial from her hand.” – WTB GOLD 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.

Watson’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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