Author Topic: Powder Horn Frederick MD  (Read 670 times)

Offline JSMOSBY

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Powder Horn Frederick MD
« on: January 06, 2023, 02:34:47 AM »
I bought this primitive horn at an antique mall in Frederck, MD.  As many of these we look at sometimes one will just need to come home.  This is one of those.  The strap with buckle is a portion of a 19th century or earlier suspender.  I believe the dark brown stains are blood.  The spout hole diameter is .50, ring ID is 1.50 and the outside arch length including the tip plug is 11.00.  Most of the plug brads are hand forged steel.  I hang it by the thin thong to avoid stressing the strap.  The brass wire and washer is for my collection reference.  Just an honest original working and worked horn.  Enjoy!










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Offline Rajin cajun

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Re: Powder Horn Frederick MD
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2023, 03:02:01 AM »
Good honest old horn! Bet it saw a many a day in the deep woods..!

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Re: Powder Horn Frederick MD
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2023, 03:35:44 AM »
Thanks for sharing this one.  Wow, 1/2 inch spout: must have been pouring into a wide-mouthed measure of some sort.

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Re: Powder Horn Frederick MD
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2023, 10:15:00 PM »
 Neat horn, I like the looks of the staple ring combination. From the marks on the stopper it looks like the owner had at least a couple of teeth ;D

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Offline Jeff Murray

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Re: Powder Horn Frederick MD
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2023, 02:01:13 AM »
Interesting horn.  The horn itself pretty basic, likely home made.  Like Tim, I think the thick staple and ring attachment on the base are pretty cool.

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Re: Powder Horn Frederick MD
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2023, 06:10:59 AM »
IMHO probably very much like most of our ancestors carried. Glad it was found by someone who appreciates it. I would have taken it home too.
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