Percussion Cap Tin

Small, plain, cylindrical, black-japanned container with a friction-fit, flat cover stamped from one piece and a two-piece container with flat bottom folded over the soft-soldered lapped seam body. Both cover and container have plain edges, the container with a raised bead below. No marks. Appears to be a percussion cap tin that has lost its label.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tin, percussion cap
date made
1850 - 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 1 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 4.445 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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