Gunpowder Tin


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.

Date Made: 1855 - 1895

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.257491.0020Catalog Number: 257491.0020Accession Number: 257491

Object Name: tin, gunpowder

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


Record Id: nmah_310915

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