|Object ID #||1960.084.005|
|Object Name||Mold, Ball|
|Lexicon category||5: T&E For Science & Technology|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
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.
|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|
|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.|