18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY, HISTORICAL TREKKING, AND LONG TERM SURVIVAL.
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.jpgKind Regards,Blake
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.
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