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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?
Description A small tumbler cup, made out of natural sheet horn. One is on display in the Grey County Gallery.
Provenance The previous owner, Kate Black, resided in the Kilsyth area of Grey County, Ontario.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Horn
Found Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
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.