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:
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
Dimensions:
Width: 3.2 cm
Length: 15.9 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
L1967.181.1
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.155355684137 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
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St. Catharines Museum
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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


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.