May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
Category:
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2020
Comprising: A) Brass gang mold for four buttons, one large cavity and three smaller cavities to make pewter buttons. The top of the large portion is stamped "IM". These molds marked as such are attributed to Revolutionary War period maker Josiah Miller. Josiah Miller worked in Connecticut between about 1760 and 1775. This example retains its original wooden handles, as well. These are rarely found in tact and in this condition. CONDITION: Very good with some scattered marks from use and a dark unpolished mustard patina. Many bullet molds are known with this mark, but the cataloger knows of no other button molds. B) Brass gang mold for two ball sizes and two types of shot. There are 18 cavities in all, one for a .54 caliber ball, one for a .40 caliber ball, 8 cavities for large buck shot and 9 cavities for smaller shot. One side of the mold is stamped "IM" for maker Josiah Miller. CONDITION: Very good with scattered marks from use, retains a dark brown patina. C) A 15-cavity 18th century brass gang mold. For an approximately .50 caliber rifle ball and two different sizes of shot. Top inscribed "No. 3". CONDITION: Good with scattered marks from use. Some dark patina, otherwise a pleasing mustard patina. A very nice group of three marked Revolutionary War period brass gang molds. Similar examples are shown on page 21 of "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution" and "Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann.
Name
Value
Paperwork
LOT OF 3: TWO 18TH CENTURY BRASS GANG BULLET MOLDS AND A SIGNED BUTTON MOLD.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,020.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad

 

You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items