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Object Name Tinderbox
Catalog Number 1957.98
Date ca. 1800
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions H-3 Dia-4.25 inches
Description This is a cylindrical tinplate tinderbox. There is a flat disc on the interior which can create two chambers. It also includes a striker for starting a fire. The lid doubles as a candle holder. The box has two decorative grooves around the circumference and tin catch. The striker has a flat bar with a curving round handle.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Boxes
Fire
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS