Gunpowder Tin

Plain, cylindrical container with an inset, molded top and flat bottom, the top with a wide, crimped, threaded opening soft-soldered in place. Container is made in three pieces, one for top, bottom and body, all joined by folded seams. Flat cap with flared bottom edge. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tin, gunpowder
date made
1850 - 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 19.685 cm x 13.335 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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