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Powder Tester
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Powder Tester


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Description Powder testers resemble gun locks in form, but their function is to gauge the explosive power of gunpowder. Powder placed in the tester's pan is ignited, releasing a spring-lever that strikes a point on a scale engraved on the base.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
1650-1700
Medium
steel
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.561
Measurements
H: 3 3/4 x W: 9 7/8 in. (9.6 x 25.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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