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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.
Engraved on Front: "HC" Hallmark on inside cover: "BIXBY SILVER CO / STERLING" (Engraved and Hallmark)
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Bixby Silver Co. (Manufacturer)
3/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
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).