Gunpowder Tin

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Small, screw-top, flattened oval, japanned container with a small, milled-edge, spool-shape cap. Black or dark blue finish is scratched in script on one side "J. F. Savage / Milford / NH". Made in three pieces, the body has a folded vertical seam at side and the low-domed, stepped shoulder and flat bottom have folded edges. Cast threaded opening is soldered at top center. No other marks.
Currently not on view
date made
1855 - 1895
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 6.985 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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