RARE OVAL TOLE LATE 18th EARLY 19th CENTURY TINDERBOX COMPLETE
This rare oval shape tinderbox comes complete with the inner lid, stryker and flint. There is evidence of an old worn green paint (see photos). Found in New England USA.
"The majority of tinder boxes seen today date from about the second quarter of the 18th century. All of these canister type tinder boxes were provided with a convenient candle socket on the lid."
Reference: Making Fire and Light in the Home Pre 1820 by J Caspall p.20
Approximate Dimensions: (Length) 5 3/8", (Height) 4.25" to top of candleholder, 2 .25" to top of box, (Depth) 4".
Condition: As found - wear as expected from age and use. No damage or repairs.