Flintlock tinder pistol

Made:
1780-1830 in Europe

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Flintlock tinder pistol, wooden handle, steel trigger, hammer head and steel, brass body, tinder well and calriole leg shaped rest, probably English, 1780-1830

Details

Category:
Smoking
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A139832
Materials:
body, brass, casing, brass, hammer head, steel, tinder well, brass and trigger, steel
type:
tinder pistol
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • lighter - fire-making equipment
  • tinder-box
credit:
Glendining