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Flintlock tinder-box or tinder-lighter. Ref 1984

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  • Listing ID: #55562

£980.00 GBP

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  • Condition: Used


Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1984. A rare brass framed 18th century flintlock tinder-box or tinder-lighter. Made by Wood of York. Circa 1780-1790. This is a genuine brass framed tinder lighter of the type used by early settlers and travellers during the 1780's-1790 era. The tinder that was used was usually open weave flax or other material that would be easily combustible, this was kept dry within the frame of the pistol. The side plate engraved I Wood on one side and York on the other side. The frame is fitted with a lockable brass door that swings open to the side to reveal the inner cavity where the flax was kept. Some dings and scratches to the wooden grip otherwise in good condition and in working condition. Length 6 inches. Ref 1984. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer. Established 1968.


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