Monday, 12 November 2018
Saturday, 10 November 2018
Into History : 18th Century Men's Shirts in Spain and Latin Ameri...: A. A member of the Facebook group, "Authentic Pirate Living History," https://www.facebook.com/groups/455778251185874/ recen...
In this village there is an Indian woman of great authority and following whom they call… ‘great lady.’ Her house is very large and has many rooms. The rest of the nation brings presents and gifts to her. She has many Indian men and women in her service, and these are like priests and captains among them.
~Spanish traveler Solis, 1767
My thanks to Old Geezer for information leading to this article.
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
The gunpowder, which includes two solid bars and numerous small paper packages, was found packed into an early 20th century stationery box.
Monday, 5 November 2018
8 cm tall X 15 cm wide at top X 13 cm wide at base.
Height 4 1/2 cm x 12 cm diameter at the top x 10 cm diameter at the base.
or roughly: 1 3/4 inches tall x 4 3/4 inches diameter at the top x 4 inches diameter at the base.
If these measurements are correct, this lower example is the smallest kettle I have come across so far!
My copy of a period kettle.
12 cm tall x 18 cm diameter at the top x 13.5 cm diameter at the base.
So if I were to cut the height of this kettle down to 8 cm tall, this would be pretty much the same size as the first kettle at the top.