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Wheellock Spanner with Priming Flask and Screwdriver

Steel-chiseler:
Workshop of Daniel Sadeler (German, Munich, recorded 1602–1632)
Date:
ca. 1610–30
Geography:
Munich
Culture:
German, Munich
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
L. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Firearms Accessories-Flasks & Primers
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.183
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
This combination tool was made to match an elaborate hunting rifle. It includes a flask with a spring-loaded nozzle to hold gunpowder, a spanner to wind the wheellock mechanism of a hunting rifle, and a screwdriver to tighten or loosen parts of a rifle as needed.
Ex. coll.: Saint-Seine; Duc de Dino (L.1).
Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet D'armes De Maurice De Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc De Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 103. pl. 19.

Peterson, Harold L. The Treasury of the Gun. New York: Golden Press, 1962. p. 62, fig. 2 (ill. our spanner-primer).



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