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Object ID # 1959.018.003
Object Name Tumbler
Title Horn Tumbler
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Great Britain?/Grey County, Ontario?
Description A small tumbler cup, made out of natural sheet horn. No maker's identification.
Provenance The previous owner, Kate Black, resided in the Kilsyth area of Derby Township, Grey County, Ontario (her son Clarence Black farmed there). Circa 1907, she and her husband John Black resided at Lot 2, Concession 8 Sullivan Township. Kate's maiden name was Dunningham, and her mother was a Norton. The item dates to the 19th-century.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Horn
Found Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Black, John
Subjects Drinking vessels
Medical equipment & supplies
Search Terms Derby Township
Sullivan Township
Function In the 19th-century, and earlier, horn was used to create drinking vessels. Sheet horn was manufactured into small tumblers that were excellent for travelling or battlefield use as they would not easily break.