Monday, December 14, 2009

Tinder Lighters

English Tinder lighter ca. 1760's signed: "Woolley"

Tinder lighter possibly English or Dutch and probably dating from the first quarter of the 18th century.

Tinder lighter, Continental, ca. 1750

Tinder horn by David Dodds containing tinder fungus and char cloth. The sulphur matches were used as a go between from the smoldering tinder to the candle wick.

An earlier article on tinder lighters here and additional pictures here.

Photos supplied by Robert Weil.

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