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Courtesy of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.


Site: 18PR6 Mount Calvert

Context: Unit 31, Layer C2, Context Number 3485. Cap over cellar fill at a Charles’ Town era ordinary.

Context Date Range: c. 1775-1790

Metal: Ferrous alloy

Length: 3.6” (9.1 cm)

Spine Thickness: 0.27” (7.1 mm)

Nearly complete smoker’s companion missing only part of its spring mechanism and a portion of the pinching tips. In the x-ray, a deliberate notch is evident on the bottom of the tool in front of the joint.