A nice early American antique copper tinder box from the late Jim Dresslar collection, relic hunter and owner of the American Frontier Museum in Bargersville, Indiana. Mr. Dresslar had an outstanding collection of relics dating from the pre-historic period up to and including Wounded Knee. His collection contained a large and comprehensive display of, amongst other items, Trade Silver, Powder Horns, Indian Guns, Kentucky Rifles, Stone artifacts, Accoutrements, Frontier Knives, etc. He died in 2011, creating a void in our collecting community yet providing a vast number of relics to be passed down to present, and future collectors. The copper box has a tin plated interior, and iron hinge pin and is not maker marked. The lid snaps down tight so as not to open while being transported in a rifleman’s leather bag or other means, for the time period of its use.
Condition: Very nice, honest, condition with a wonderful, untouched, dark aged patina – a few small dents on the bottom and one end
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