Tinderbox with Flint and Starter

Date

1896-1909

GUSN

GUSN-100922

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

Descriptive Terms

silver (metal)
Container, Fuel
Tinderbox
Tinderbox

Inscription

Engraved on Front: "HC" Hallmark on inside cover: "BIXBY SILVER CO / STERLING" (Engraved and Hallmark)

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

365

Maker

Bixby Silver Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Providence, RI

Dimensions

3/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3592

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).