Tinder-pistol (length 8 1/2 ins) of iron, with str

Tinder-pistol (length 8 1/2 ins) of iron, with straight wooden handle; stands on three feet and the trigger; very small candle-socket at side; lid of tinder-receptacle closes with a snap-catch; a design of crossed pipes, playing-cards, etc., engraved on top of body; probably early 18th century. Germany. [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:
1937-682/1052
type:
tinder pistol
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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