Powder horn


Title
Powder horn
Description
All guns in the 1700s and early 1800s needed to be packed with powder to shoot. Cattle horn was a sturdy, waterproof material that could carry powder. A horn is also conveniently shaped to fit the small hole at the barrel of a gun. This horn has a carved decorative band and brass cap at the wide end. The accompanying video describes the object and its use. Date approximated.
Date
1775-1818
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Historic Hope Plantation
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Historic Hope Plantation
Rights
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