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Offline ntqlvr1948

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another old horn
« on: January 15, 2023, 03:14:31 AM »
Here's another one I have that I think might be for military use. It is over 12 inches long and the spout is made of wood, with a threaded plug in it. The opening on the spout end is about 5/8th of an inch and could dispense a lot of powder pretty quick. Any thoughts?

Offline Tanselman

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Re: another old horn
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2023, 05:24:57 AM »
It looks to me like an eastern Pennsylvania screw-tip horn that lost its original internal screw tip on the spout. Since the remaining spout section was already threaded, the owner simply made a threaded wood stopper to fit the surviving threads. That was probably a better seal for the horn, and a threaded stopper wouldn't/couldn't fall out if the horn was jarred too hard. It5's a neat way to fix a lost internal screw tip, using a little imagination.

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Offline Tim Crosby

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Re: another old horn
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2023, 04:11:07 PM »
 I would say that is spot on, Good description.