Pistol Tinderbox

Pistol Tinderbox

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Object Name
Other Terms
Tinder Pistol; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
1750 - 1770
place made
France: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Saint-Étienne-le-Molard
Physical Description
iron, wrought (overall material)
flint (gunflint material)
leather (flint pad material)
overall: 2 7/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 17.145 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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