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Tinderbox with Flint and Starter

1969.3592 (RS8379)

Description

Sterling silver rectangular tinderbox with attached striker containing a piece of flint, engraved with the initials "HC"; stored within cotton bag with a piece of orange rope.

Details

Maker
Bixby Silver Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1896-1909
Inscriptions
Engraved on Front: "HC" Hallmark on inside cover: "BIXBY SILVER CO / STERLING" (Engraved and Hallmark)
Location of origin
Providence, RI
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Temperature Control Equipment; Heating Equipment Accessories
Descriptive terms
Container, Fuel
silver (metal)
Tinderbox
Dimensions
3/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3592
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100922
Reference Notes
Rainwater, Dorothy T. and Judy Redfield, "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," 4th Edition (1998): 48. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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