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Old 31st December 2017, 05:15 PM   #6
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: St. Louis, MO area.
Posts: 1,383

Hi Shayde.

Nice find. Unlike most you see, this one is very complete. Not missing any parts. Even the original leather hanger for suspension to a waist belt.
These are generally referred to as grease containers. To greese the patches/paper cartridges for loading the guns. As mentioned, this one is probably Ottoman/Balkan made. Also, it appears to have a hinged lid. Again, a really nice, and complete example. Congratulations.

Here is a simple, very plain example you often see. The lid is seperate from the body of the container. It would have had a leather/wool cord suspended around the body and through the lid allowing the lid to slide up/down.

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