Weapons, gun powder horn; unknown maker; ?; RX.1975.102.2

Name/Title

Weapons, gun powder horn

About this object

A powder horn was a container for gunpowder, and was generally created from cow, ox or buffalo horn. The term may also be used for any personal container for gunpowder, the shape has to be long and curved for which powder flask is the strictly correct term.

Donated to the museum in 1975 by the Roxburgh Borough Council

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

?

Period

unknown

Place Made

unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, horn
organic, vegetal, wood

Inscription and Marks

Base is carved with the initials
P M I
and is surrounded by a swirl carved into the wood

Measurements

l 160mm x h 45mm x d 20mm
wt 28g

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

Object number

RX.1975.102.2

Copyright Licence  

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Tags
Gunpowder
Soldier
War

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