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Powder horn

Powder horn Cow horn, red stain, wood


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    This powder horn likely belonged to either Benjamin Goodridge (1721-1805) or his son Benjamin (1746-1805), of Boxford, Massachusetts, both of whom fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

    This cow (or ox) powder horn has been worked in scrimshaw, colored red with designs of geometric and floral motifs. There is a plug with a knob that appears to be a replacement. This powder horn lacks its cord and stopper.