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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Some Tinderboxes.

This image from the : Collector's Illustrated Emcyclopedia of The American Revolution.
By George C. Neumann & Frank J. Kravic.


2 comments:

Blake said...

Very interesting picture. Thanks Le Loup.

I found a picture of what appears to be a small tinderbox, flint & steel kit on the internet.

I was intrigued by its design but couldn't find any trustworthy information about it. I was wondering if you had any information on its legitimacy or history.

Photo below:
http://www.lapdesktravelbag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Tinderbox.jpg

Kind Regards,
Blake

Le Loup said...

Hello Blake. I have seen this same image before, but never any useful info attached to it. I have seen two similar ones, one dated 19th century, the other a modern one. probably copied from this one.

My guess would be first half of the 19th century, & probably made for lighting a pipe. Made small to be carried in a city person's pocket. Probably contained charred cloth. It is not large enough to be used to prepare or contain plant tinders, so definately I would say for a town dweller.
Regards, Keith.
PS. If I find anything more, I will post on it.