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    • Powder horn

    • Containers; Gunpowder
    • The powder horn is a container used to carry gunpowder, and is usually made from a cow or buffalo horn.
    • Dried gourd

    • Containers
    • This dark brown, dried gourd has been carved to create a lidded container. Notches hold the lid in position. The shell of the gourd has a wooden appearance. Gourds are in the same plant family as the pumpkin, and are sometimes referred to as...
    • Stoneware pitcher

    • Pitchers; Tableware; Containers
    • This deep brown stoneware pitcher features a curved handle extending from the neck to the widest part of the container. The rim has a small pour spout.
    • Gourd cup

    • Drinking vessels
    • This drinking container is made from the dried, hollowed-out shell of a gourd. The container may also be called a calabash, named after the French and Spanish words for gourd.
    • Wax letter seals in container

    • Correspondence; Containers
    • This hinged metal box contains five intact wax letter seals along with four fragmented seals. Before adhesive envelopes were available, wax seals were used to prevent letters from being opened until accepted by the proper recipient.
    • Chamber pot

    • Furnishings; Pots & pans; Containers
    • This large chamber container has a matching lid and metal handle. It is decorated with daisies, small green leaves, and blue flowers, and is trimmed in gold.
    • Glass fire extinguisher

    • Glassware; Fire extinguishers
    • This light blue glass fire extinguisher held water and fire retardant chemicals that could be released when the container was thrown at the base of a fire to shatter, and extinguish flames. One end of this oval container has been resealed.

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