Pistol Tinderbox and Inkstand

Date Made: 1740 - 1760

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Europe

Subject: writing implements


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Credit Line: Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.376841Catalog Number: 376841Accession Number: 136485

Object Name: tinderboxinkstandOther Terms: Tinder Box, Mechanical; Fire Making Apparatus

Physical Description: ormolu (exterior decoration material)paint (exterior decoration material)mica (exterior decoration material)iron (firing mechanism; case; finials; posts; feet; bottom plate material)brass (sander; inkwell material)flint (gunflint material)leather (flint pad material)Measurements: overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 11.43 cm x 13.6525 cm x 11.7475 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5ba5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_308578

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