Gunpowder Tin

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tin, gunpowder
date made
1855 - 1895
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
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
place made
United States
ID Number
DL*257491.0020
catalog number
257491.0020
accession number
257491
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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