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Combination Spanner-Primer Flask-Screwdriver with the Coat of Arms of the Haller von Hallerstein and Nüzel von Sunderspuhl Families

A work made of brass, gilded and engraved; iron; steel; and mother-of-pearl.
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  • A work made of brass, gilded and engraved; iron; steel; and mother-of-pearl.

Date:

c. 1600

Artist:

South German, Nuremberg

About this artwork

A wheellock mechanism could not be used without a spanner, or winding key. Often this essential tool was combined with others to make loading a long gun or pistol more convenient. Here, the handle doubles as a powder flask, with a nozzle on top to prime the pan of the lock with fine powder; at the base is a screwdriver to take the gun apart for cleaning.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Combination Spanner-Primer Flask-Screwdriver with the Coat of Arms of the Haller von Hallerstein and Nüzel von Sunderspuhl Families

Place

Nuremberg (Object made in)

Date

1595–1605

Medium

Brass, gilded and engraved; iron; steel; and mother-of-pearl

Dimensions

H.: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2284

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