1812 History
Musketball Mould


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
A musketball mould of the type made and used pre-1830.

An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a mini-pan with semi-spherical moulds inside. When the two handles are brought together the moulds create a complete sphere, except for a small circular opening to the side where the 2 moulds meet. This hole is where molten lead would be poured into the mould.

The mould was used to make the balls that were fired from muskets. The handles are flat, wide at the bottom and narrow closer to the mould piece.

The mould is 5 inches in length and about 1/2 inch in diameter.
Date Of Event:
pre 1830
Dimensions:
Width: 2.3 cm
Length: 12.7 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
L1967.182.1
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1554809112919 Longitude: -79.1942596435547
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
2010
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
Contact
St. Catharines Museum
Email
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1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880

Musketball Mould
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Musketball Mould


A musketball mould of the type made and used pre-1830.

An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a mini-pan with semi-spherical moulds inside. When the two handles are brought together the moulds create a complete sphere, except for a small circular opening to the side where the 2 moulds meet. This hole is where molten lead would be poured into the mould.

The mould was used to make the balls that were fired from muskets. The handles are flat, wide at the bottom and narrow closer to the mould piece.

The mould is 5 inches in length and about 1/2 inch in diameter.