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Gun Powder Pouch

Artist/Maker:
Foltz, George
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1844-1854
Medium:
leather –metal –bone
Dimensions:
HOA 6-1/2″; WOA 7″
Accession Number:
5680.2
Description:
Double leather strap gun pouch with powder dispenser made of the tip of a horn; the powder horn is also attached to the same strap (5680.3). The bag is small and made of brown leather with black stitching; having a button hole slit for the pressed eagle button. The small horn scoop is conical in shape and used for dispensing powder, contained inside the bag.
History:
The rifle, pouch and powder horn were a birthday gift for Foltz’s twelve year old nephew, David Reich who lived on a farm in another Moravian settlement in West Salem, Illinois.
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Reich in memory of Matthews Reich and George and Verona (Reich) Foltz.