See Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, Neumann, P. 155 #38, center for an identical example. 3 1/4" length, natural cow horn in two pieces. The body is the tip of the horn hollowed with a threaded lip to which the turned horn cap is attached. The nob and tip both pierced for suspension. Excellent with fine patina and remnants of the original cord. Salt was rare and valuable in areas where a natural supply was not available. These salt horns contained enough for the needs of one person for a few weeks. Colonial soldiers would have universally each, carried one to war. Owing to their simplicity and small size, very few examples have survived.
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