Overall: 2 x 3 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 7.9 x 19.7 cm )
Primer horn with wooden cover at one end with metal bail at the center, metal pouring spout with spring loaded powder release device at opposite end; incised with public images, including a building with "CAPITAL OF THE U.S." beside it, banner with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" above, a steamboat marked "HUNTRES", a locomotive marked "FOR BOSTON ENGINE", a house marked "P.T. HOUSE / INW", a monument, church and frigate; wooden end carved with 3 rows of diamonds.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
incised: next to building: "CAPITAL OF THE U.S."
incised: above building: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
incised: above steamboat: "HUNTRES"
incised: above locomotive: "FOR BOSTON / ENGINE"
incised: by house: "P.T. HOUSE / INW"
incised: at pouring end: "183
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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