Pistol Tinderbox

Pistol Tinderbox

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Object Name
tinderbox, pistol
Other Terms
Tinder Pistol; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
1780 - 1800
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
place acquired
United Kingdom: England, Winchester
Physical Description
brass (boxlock plates; tinder compartment; barrel; candle arm material)
iron (firing mechanism; trigger guard; hinged lid on barrel material)
walnut (grip material)
overall: 2 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 in; 5.3975 cm x 19.05 cm x 7.62 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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