Tinder boxes where popular from 1770- 1820. This is an example of a painted tin drum Tinderbox that is complete with period striker, finger grip, flint, and original damping disc which extinguishes the tinder and also keeps it dry. The flint and striker are normally keep on top of the disc to extinguish the tinder and keep it safe. What is most interesting about this particular tinder box is the way the candle holders are attached to the lid. They are riveted! Note that the riveted tabs holding the candle holders are hand cut as is the slot for removing the candle. This is our second double candle tinder box. Both of them have been oval. The box is in outstanding condition.
Dimensions:  5 1/2” x 4”,  5”H (AKTE)


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