Original British 18th Century Powder Horn 60th Regiment of Foot 3rd Battalion
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is an original cow horn powder flask dating between 1760 and 1780. It is a large example measuring 21" in length with an 11 diameter at its thickest point. The wide lower end is 3.5 across and made of a quality wood turned plug in the center of which is a 2" wide screw plug. This plug is attached to an old string cord connecting it to the thinner neck of the horn providing a carry cord to transport the horn.
The tip of the horn is finished with a very nice silver finished nozzle, into which a carved plug in the profile of an Indian's head with brass eyes to either side fits. The body of the horn shows some evidence of wear and minor chip but is very much in line with its age.
The horn bears a scrimshaw engraving 3" x 2" showing an oval saw tooth line surrounding a large King George 3rd crown over the numeral 60 and below just outside is 3 Bn.
The 60th Regiment of Foot was raised in 1756 and known as "The Royal Americans" being made up mostly of American Colonists. The regiment fought the French at Louisburg in 1758 and Quebec in 1759 in the French and Indian War and later became the King's Royal Rifle Corp at the end of the 1700s. Clear of the period making this a scarce military item.
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