Tinder-bag in form of small folding case (length 2

Tinder-bag in form of small folding case (length 2 5/8 ins) of leather, maroon outside, green inside; contains small steel (stamped "London made") hinged in fold, a pocket for tinder, and two small pockets for pistol-flints (one missing); early 19th century. England. [One of fifteen examples (nos 910-924, all European and most dating to the first half of the nineteenth century. All small - approx. 3 ins square - to be carried in a pocket. Most are leather, with made of tapestry, wool-work or bead-work. Tinder and flint would be carried inside, whilst in most the steel is fixed to the bottom of the bag].

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/910
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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