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Wheel Tinderbox

Wheel Tinderbox

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Currently not on view
Object Name
box, tinder
date made
1816 - 1830
place made
United States: Connecticut, Bristol
place used
United States: New York, Broadalbin
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
wire, iron (firesteel mount material)
iron, wrought (firesteel material)
wire, copper (hanger material)
cotton (tinder material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 13.6525 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
DL.130431
catalog number
130431
accession number
21276
Credit Line
Gift of F. S. Hawley
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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