Pistol Tinderbox

Pistol Tinderbox

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Object Name
date made
1750 - 1770
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
iron, wrought (tinderbox; boxlock; firing mechanism; candle holder; front support material)
walnut (grip material)
flint (gunflint material)
leather (flint pad material)
tinder fungus (tinder material)
overall: 4 in x 7 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 10.16 cm x 18.415 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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