Tinder-pistol contained in a handsome rectangular

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Austria

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Tinder-pistol contained in a handsome rectangular box of brass (length 7 1/4 ins), with mechanism by means of which, when the pistol-action is fixed, a candle is lighted and raised upright from the interior; trigger in form of a monkey eating an apple or other fruit; a small drawer which pulls out from one end is intended to hold a spare tinder and sulphur-matches; surface of box engraved with duelling, hunting, and other scenes; inscribed on top "Francz Lewinski in Chlumecz" [Bohemia] and "Anno "1725"; early 18th century. Austria.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/1122
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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