Bullet Mold, Bullet Ladle, and Iron Pot

Description:

Physical Description

Cast iron.

General History

Casting shot requires an iron pot to melt the lead, a ladle to pour the lead, and a bullet mold to fashion the shot. When the lead reaches a viscous consistency, it is ladled from the pot and poured into the bullet mold. The excess lead is cut with the closing of the mold and remelted.

Related Event: Revolution and the New Nation

Subject:

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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.81236MCatalog Number: 81236MAccession Number: 317999

Object Name: LadleOther Terms: Ladle; Accessories, Small Arms

Measurements: overall: 49 cm x 10.6 cm x 8 cm; 19 5/16 in x 4 3/16 in x 3 1/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-04be-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_408869

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