A Walker Patent Cylindrical Gunpowder Magazine

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Lot 375
A Walker Patent Cylindrical Gunpowder Magazine
Dated 1852

Sold for £ 1,314 (US$ 1,752) inc. premium
A Walker Patent Cylindrical Gunpowder Magazine
Dated 1852
Of copper, containing a single tier of shaped japanned tinned iron canisters each with threaded brass cap and arranged around a central circular canister, the circular aperture with circular copper liner beneath a turned wooden plug numbered '373' and circular copper lid, the latter stamped '1852 Walker Patentee Wapping' and 'Best Gunpowder', copper locking-catch retaining its original padlock, and folding copper carrying handle
21.3 cm. high

Footnotes

  • James Walker's patent is dated 7 September 1810 (No. 3373). For a similar two-tier example formerly in the W. Keith Neal Collection see Christie's, London, Antique Arms and Armour, 28 July 2002, Lot 47
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