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Object ID # 1960.084.005
Object Name Mold, Ball
Title Mould, Ball
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 19th-century
Artist Unidentified maker
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Ball mould (firearm accessory). It is 15.5 cm long, 4 cm wide with no maker's name or logo.
The mould has 2 slightly curved handles. There is a pouring hole. The exteriors of the mould halves form a "barrel" shape when closed.




Makers mark None
Provenance The previous owner, Mr. Duncan MacTavish did not provide any information about the original ownership of this ball mould.
Collection Firearms & Accoutrements, 19th-c Collection
Material Metal
Dimensions W-4 L-15.5 cm
Found Sullivan Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
Function A hand-held device used to form a sphere out of molten lead, to be used as a musket ball. After the handles are closed together, molten lead was poured in.