Object Title

Bullet mould

Bullet mould

Date

1855

Object Number

XIII.77

Physical Description

The sprue cutter takes the form of two steel blades attatched at the head of each half of the mould

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 203 mm (8 in) Weight: 1 lb. 3 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

Mould: marked U.S.Rifled musket, Model of 1855 and Springfield and another US ordnance mark. Insert: marked U.S. and 1 and the same device as on the mould

Associations

Places America

Notes

The separate insert piece was found loose in stores. Its association with the bullet mould is based upon the facts that a) it fits, b) it fulfills the intended purpose which cannot be achieved without it or something similar, c) it is marked in the same way as the mould.