• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 2-24-3
  • Description
  • A small tin half cylinder with a sliding panel top. Inside the cylinder was stored small pieces of flint wrapped in cotton wadding. At the end of the tin cylinder is attached a steel wheel on which to strike the flint for creating a fire. Very common in the 19th century, with all types of lamps and candles were flint fire starting kits. Striking a fire anywhere it was needed was easily done with this device. American Communities in History; Co... more
    A small tin half cylinder with a sliding panel top. Inside the cylinder was stored small pieces of flint wrapped in cotton wadding. At the end of the tin cylinder is attached a steel wheel on which to strike the flint for creating a fire. Very common in the 19th century, with all types of lamps and candles were flint fire starting kits. Striking a fire anywhere it was needed was easily done with this device. American Communities in History; Communities and Geography; How we learn about communities; Whaling Slide Show; Inventions Multimedia Time Line; School Museum; Introduction of artifacts as a primary source; What's That Relic?; Settling in the Midwest. 16 History; 18 Social Systems; 13 Science, Technology and Society. less
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