Early Larger Sized Tinderbox

Year: 1790-1840
Weight: 1 lbs
$299.00

Early tinderbox it was once used like a lighter is today.Eveyone needed a way to make fire where ever ,when ever it was needed.I believe this was the prefered method if it owner had one.I am not sure when these came into use but from what ive read it was the latter part of the 18th century. This is a survier from a different time.Once common now hard to find complete as this one is.The only thing missing is finely shreaded wood,paper or other easily lit  dry material that would lite from a spark and some patience and practice its user lit thr acompaning candle had fire,light amd a means to make or light other objrcts that were needed.