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
- This type of musketball mould was made pre-1830 or earlier and would have been used during that time.
An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a semi-spherical mould. When brought together the moulds create a complete sphere, except for a small circular opening 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.
It is dark brown-black in colour and 6 1/4 inches in length. The mould itself is 1.5 cm in diameter. The number 19 is stamped into one of the arms.
- Date of Original
- pre 1830
Width: 3.2 cm
Length: 15.9 cm
- Local identifier
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.155355684137 Longitude: -79.1942596435547
- Recommended Citation
- Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
- Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
- St. Catharines MuseumEmail
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