Tinder-pistol (length 12 1/2 ins) of iron and of u

Tinder-pistol (length 12 1/2 ins) of iron and of unusually-large size, with wooden butt, combined with a taper-holder; in front is a reel, placed horizontally, round which the wax-taper is coiled, its end being held upright for burning by a large spring-clip; tinder-compartment in side; probably 18th century. Sweden.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/1120
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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