Tinder-pistol (length 5 ins) of iron; hollow barre

Tinder-pistol (length 5 ins) of iron; hollow barrel-shaped handle unscrews, its interior being probably intended to hold sulphur-matches; compartment at side for reserve tinder; inscribed on side "Jean Descos"; probably early 18th century [external mechanism]. France or Flanders.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/1045
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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