Tinder box

Object Number: 
Z.1013
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. ( 23.5 x 45.1 x 21 cm )
Marks: 
typewritten: on paper affixed to top of lid (now detached--fragment inside box): TINDER BOX / THIS OLD BOX USED TO HOLD TINDER RAGS ( / SCORCHED REMNANTS) KEPT IN THE KITCHEN OF / OLD TIME HOMES BEFORE THE USE OF MATCHES / . . . / THIS BOX MADE BY MY GRAN
Description: 
Wooden tinder box with pegged joints and sliding lid.
Gallery Label: 
This tinder box was made by the donor's grandfather, David Richardson. The donor's mother, Sarah Jane Coleman Richardson Griffith, the youngest of his eleven children, kept this box in her possession and passed it on to her son.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederic Griffith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group