Here is a collection that, supposedly, was kept intact from early 19th century. It has (last photo) a collection of accoutrements including a bullet board and priming horn. I know there is disagreement about the history of those two items. I thought I would post for your information and discussion.
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Very nice thanks for sharing......B Staley
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Most of the folks I know all either say bullet boards weren't invented yet, they were recently placed with older items or that they were faked, like the one from 1757. There are a few from the Wnuck Collection that was auctioned off several years ago. So, were they used in the 18th c.? I honestly don't know. But, if they are faked, what sources are we supposed to trust? Either way, they aren't much different than a cartridge box.
A bullet board ain't rocket science and people 200 ears ago had brains just as big as people today. If it makes sense for me and you I guess it occurred to someone else, who had more at stake. I know we have to be able to document items for juried events, but we can use common sense the rest of the time.
Well said! Common sense was documented.
Agree, very well said.
In the words of a famous paleontologist:
"The present is the key to the past"
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