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Container for polishing powder, ca. 1840

Contributed by an individual through Maine Historical Society

William Webb, a master brass worker with a foundry in Warren, used this can to dispense fine powder, such as burnishing powder or soldering flux. He would run a tool or his finger across the serrated edge of the handle to help dispense the powder.

Other Information


  • Title: Container for polishing powder, ca. 1840
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Town: Warren
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Metal
  • Local Code: Private
  • Collection: Private
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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