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Miner's Powder Horn

Date made: late 19th century

Description: Horn powder flask, used by donor's father, Robert Corlett a miner at the Snaefell mine.
Gunpowder used in mining would have been stored in a horn to keep it safe and dry.
See also Robert Corlett's lantern 1954-6439 and a photo of him in MNH archive PG12025.

Measurements: overall: 13 x 5 x 4.5 cm

Materials: animal: horn

Object name: powder horn

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1954-6440


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