Flint kit

Object Number: 
1923.41ab
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Leather, flint, iron, other metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 2 x 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Small, trapezoidal leather purse with slightly curved strip of iron secured with metal band at base and piece of flint inside; purse with applied metal ornament in the form of a bird or a bat with outstretched wings on flap and metal wire handle on top.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this flint kit belonged to Major General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804), great-great-grandfather of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louis Phillippe de Luze
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group