Tortoise shell, horn, wood
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 x 7 in. ( 3.8 x 7.6 x 17.8 cm )
Tortoise shell priming horn; one end has oval wooden cover, this end is flared and tapers towards horn tip; horn tip is carved with ribs.
According to the accession record, the donor believes that this priming horn may have been used by Joshua Brooks (d. 1859). However, powder horn collector C. Stanley Jacob of Plainfield, NJ, believes that it probably dates back as far as Queen Anne's War (1702-1713).
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.