24 April 2001
A German All-Steel Wheel-Lock Key, Powder-Measure And Tester
Early 17th Century
With tubular six-sided body with touch-hole pricker on the outside and enclosing a plunger fixed to a square ratchet positioned by a spring catch, three apertures for spindles of different sizes, and at the top a powder tester, the cover marked from '1' to '12'
6 1/8in. (15.6cm.)
W.R. Hearst, St. Donat's Castle, Glamorganshire
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