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Object ID # 1956.009.002
Object Name Mold, Bullet
Title Bullet Mold for Making Musket Balls
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Description Bullet mold for making musket balls.
Provenance Previously owned by Melba Croft (neƩ Morris), b. 1909 d. 2007. She spent her girlhood in Owen Sound, Grey County, where her parents, Rev. & Mrs. Morris resided. The family moved away at some point, but later on in life, Melba and her brother, Dr. Morris, returned to Owen Sound during their working careers. Melba was a Registered Nurse. In Owen Sound, she became quite interested in recording local history, and collected various vintage items to help assist the local museum project. Therefore, it is unknown if this was a family heirloom, or something someone gave her at some point. Ms. Croft's father was a minister, and this bullet mold likely belonged to someone of her grandfather's generation?
Collection Firearms & Accoutrements, 19th-c Collection
Material Metal
Dimensions W-2.4 L-11.5 Dia-1.2 cm
People Croft, Melba
Function A moulding device that is a firearm accoutrement. A certain calibre (dimensional size) of musket ball was required by a muzzle-loading firearm, so the owner usually would make his own lead balls. Molten lead would be poured into the mould and one ball would be made at a time.