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From Watson’s Tin Box: A Scandal In Bohemia

From Watson’s Tin Box: A Scandal In Bohemia

“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)

“He threw over a sheet of thick pink-tinted note-paper which had been lying open upon the table.” ~ WTB SCAN 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 A Scandal In Bohemia, 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!

‘The name of the maker, no doubt; or his monogram, rather.’ ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box

“‘You will excuse this mask,’ continued our strange visitor” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box


“Your Majesty had not spoken before I was aware that I was addressing Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, Grand Duke of Cassel-Falstein, and hereditary King of Bohemia.” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“Some five years ago, during a lengthy visit to Warsaw, I made the acquaintance of the well-known adventuress Irene Adler.” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“Your Majesty, as I understand, became entangled with this young person, wrote her some compromising letters, and is now desirous of getting those letters back.'” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“We were both in the photograph.” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“You will find me at the Langham, under the name of the Count von Kramm.” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“The King took a heavy chamois leather bag from under his cloak, and laid it on the table. ‘There are three hundred pounds in gold, and seven hundred in notes,’ he said.” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“Has only one male visitor, but a good deal of him. He is dark, handsome, and dashing; never calls less than once a day, and often twice. He is a Mr. Godfrey Norton, of the Inner Temple.” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“As he stepped up to the cab, he pulled a gold watch from his pocket and looked at it earnestly. ‘Drive like the devil,” he shouted, “first to Gross and Hankey’s in Regent Street, and then to the church of St. Monica in the Edgware Road. Half a guinea if you do it in twenty minutes!’ ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“The bride gave me a sovereign, and I mean to wear it on my watch-chain in memory of the occasion.”~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“‘It is nothing very formidable,’ he said, taking a long cigar-shaped roll from his pocket. ‘It is an ordinary plumber’s smoke rocket, fitted with a cap at either end to make it self-lighting.” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“You, of course, saw that every one in the street was an accomplice. They were all engaged for the evening.'” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“the letter was superscribed to ‘ Sherlock Holmes, Esq. To be left till called for.'” ~ WTB SCAN Evidence Box
“‘I am immensely indebted to you. Pray tell me in what way I can reward you. This ring-‘ He slipped an emerald snake ring from his finger and held it out upon the palm of his hand.” ~ WTB SCAN 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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