Gunpowder Tin


Screw-top, flattened oval container with a milled-edge, flat cap, two raised pointed shields on its rounded shoulders and small D ring soft-soldered to side of body at its vertical lapped seam. Shoulder and flat bottom have soft-soldered folded edges. Threaded opening is soldered in place. No marks.

Date Made: ca 1840 - 1870

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.257491.0053Catalog Number: 257491.0053Accession Number: 257491

Object Name: tin, gunpowder

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)iron wire (hanging ring material)Measurements: overall: 5 3/8 in x 4 in x 1 7/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 10.16 cm x 4.7625 cm


Record Id: nmah_310917

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