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Pistol Tinderbox and Inkstand

Pistol Tinderbox and Inkstand

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Currently not on view
Object Name
tinderbox
inkstand
date made
1740 - 1760
place made
Europe
Physical Description
ormolu (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
mica (exterior decoration material)
iron (firing mechanism; case; finials; posts; feet; bottom plate material)
brass (sander; inkwell material)
flint (gunflint material)
leather (flint pad material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 11.43 cm x 13.6525 cm x 11.7475 cm
ID Number
DL.376841
catalog number
376841
accession number
136485
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer
subject
writing implements
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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