Most people know that powder horns are made from cow horns, but many other items were also made of horn in the 17th & 18th centuries. Here are some of those items: Powder horns, horn measures, horn books, horn combs, the windows in lanthorns, shoe horns, buttons, knife handles & cases.
The horn book was usually made of wood and the text was written on parchment or paper. A sheet of horn scraped thin so as to be transparent was placed over the text to protect it.
A 17th century Chapman, a seller of books.
A 17th century horn spoon.
A horn measure.
A horn framed & cased reading glass.
Horn framed specticles.
A lanthorne with horn windows.
My clasp knife with horn slab handle.
A shoe horn I made many years ago when I was a hornsmith.
My Powder Horn.