Leather cordite carrier, 1900
Price Code: SOLD
An early and very large leather cordite or shell carrier, the cylindrical case with a pair of looped handles, with a rich, original patina to the leather. Embossed ‘J.A.H’ with a single arrow for the War Department and ‘N’ indicating that this carrier was made for naval use, the body is lined with heavy gauge canvas.
English, circa 1900.
Height: 29 inches (74 cm)
Diameter: 13½ inches (34 cm) including handles.
Cordite buckets were flash-proof carriers, usually cork lined for the purposes of transporting explosive charges or shells, and today are often re-purposed as stick or umbrella stands.
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