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Offline Tanselman

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The Wold's Worst Tansel Powder Horn
« on: February 12, 2024, 04:16:30 AM »
This past week-end at the Lake Cumberland Show down in Kentucky, I acquired my newest Tansel powder horn... or maybe I should say, it acquired me. It was a "gift" from a friend who didn't know what else to do with it, thought I'd probably appreciate it more than anyone else... and I'm guessing he didn't want his wife seeing it and thinking he was an idiot for picking it up. It's just one of those "gifts" where you have to let the pictures do the talking. And to make it even more special, it has a provenance to Owensboro, Kentucky.

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Re: The Wold's Worst Tansel Powder Horn
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 04:25:46 AM »
Eh, just  patch that wee hole, trim the ends and put a new plug in the end, a little wax or something to recondition it..easy peasy.  I bet Tim Crosby could get that patched up and back into service in no time. :)

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Re: The Wold's Worst Tansel Powder Horn
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2024, 06:58:08 AM »
Finally a Tansel even I could afford  ;D
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Offline Keith Zimmerman

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Re: The Wold's Worst Tansel Powder Horn
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2024, 07:55:24 AM »
Any story behind it?  How it was acquired?  Why the rough shape?  Which Tansel made it?  Its still a cool acquisition.  Congrats.
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Re: The Wold's Worst Tansel Powder Horn
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2024, 04:34:12 PM »
 Unique & unlike any I have ever seen.

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Re: The Wold's Worst Tansel Powder Horn
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2024, 05:49:43 PM »
 :o wow
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Re: The Wold's Worst Tansel Powder Horn
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2024, 01:54:13 AM »
 Man that is really neat, I can only imagine the thrill of reaching on an old trunk or drawer and pulling something like that out. Damaged, worm and mouse eaten, I'm sure now it will survive another 200 years at least.

  Tim

PS:  Elnathan, Thanks for the confidence but unfortunately this one is beyond my meager abilities. TC   

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Re: The Wold's Worst Tansel Powder Horn
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2024, 04:48:26 AM »
Correction: worlds worse cared for tansel horn!  It was probably one of the better ones. 

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Re: The Wold's Worst Tansel Powder Horn
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2024, 04:02:07 AM »
Iím sure it could tell some interesting stories.

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Re: The Wold's Worst Tansel Powder Horn
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2024, 12:33:25 AM »
Was that found in an old beaver lodge?

Wish it could tell us it's history.
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