Cartouche case

Maker
Herm Katsch. Munchen
Production date
Circa 1864
Description
Issued by riflemen in the Maori Wars and used to carry ammunition.. (Military / Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) Now rare a cartridge or a box for cartridges.
Material: leather
Colour: brown, with patina formed on surface.
Form: Rectangular shape
Leather `hinge' sewn onto back
Lid fits over inner lining.
Small strap on lid sides hooks onto metal button on case side.
Two straps riveted onto front of case.
Two metal stud buttons on base, and a stud on each side to hold the straps
Metal loop sewn onto front of case.
Shaped curved to fit the body.
It has makers brand.
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Object Detail


Media/Materials
Leather, stitching promenant.
Polished patina.
Metal buckle and rivetted to the body of box.
Measurements
110 x 200 x 78mm
Production place
Department Collection Type
Credit line
Waikato Historical Society Collection
Courtesy of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1964/312/3