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Offline Tanselman

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Neat Little Adams County, Pennsylvania Powder Horn
« on: January 21, 2023, 05:38:02 AM »
I collect Tansel and Mercer County [OH] carved powder horns, but once in a while a fine horn from somewhere else pops up that I can't resist. This little horn from Adams County, Pennsylvania is a prime example that nicely exhibits all the key features of an Adams County horn from the percussion era. It is very well made and has survived in near perfect condition with great patina. Based on its moderate size and carved tip it undoubtedly was made in the percussion era. It shows light bag/cary wear on the inside as well as under the spout staple and just above the plug staple. Outside curve is about 9.5" and inside curve is about 8.2". Photos are with my cell phone, so not the best, but I wanted to post something new that might be of interest to other members.

Shelby Gallien








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Offline Tim Crosby

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Re: Neat Little Adams County, Pennsylvania Powder Horn
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2023, 04:15:27 PM »
 Great horn, what a find.

   Tim

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Re: Neat Little Adams County, Pennsylvania Powder Horn
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2023, 06:19:39 PM »
Simple elegance. Thanks for showing it Tanselman.
Robby
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Re: Neat Little Adams County, Pennsylvania Powder Horn
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2023, 04:07:13 AM »
Thats a little beauty for sure.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Neat Little Adams County, Pennsylvania Powder Horn
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2023, 01:58:37 AM »
Now that one knocks it out of the park!

Very nice!

Al J.