Tinder-pistol (length 8 ins) of iron, with plain w

Tinder-pistol (length 8 ins) of iron, with plain wooden butt; candle-socket (rising from foot) still contains portion of old tallow candle; compartment in side for sulphur-matches, etc., lid closing with unusual form of snap-catch; still contains two unused pistol-flints; lid inscribed "Woolley"; early 18th century. England. [Nos 1047-1075 are all of iron or brass and have wooden butts. All have external mechanisms].

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/1070
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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