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Maker(s):Bedford carver (attributed)
Culture:American (w. 1778-1785)
Title:powder horn: John Conklin
Date Made:October 27, 1785
Type:Armament
Materials:horn, wood: pine
Place Made:United States; New York; Bedford
Measurements:overall: 2 1/4 in x 8 3/8 in; 5.715 cm x 21.2725 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.74
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Powder horn inscribed "John*ConKlins*Horn / Mad*in*Bedford / October*y 27*1785" and attributed to the Bedford carver (w. 1778-1785)." This priming horn is a miniature duplicate of nos. 111 and 112, with ships, fish and faces. There are no soldiers here, because there was little room for such decoration.

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