Headstamp?


#1

Hi all ! I have an inside primed shot shell dug out of garden by my wife
the head stamp is " CYCLAMEN " it has a copper head and copper or metal lined body
was possibly covered with paper or cardboard.
The head measures .5 of an inch [13.15mm ] and is 1.25 inches OAL [13.15mm ]
is in poor condition but these are actual measurements with micrometre but could vary with decayed parts of shell! !
Strange coincidence as a Cyclamen if a flowering plant !
My house is in excess of 90 years old so that possibly explains the odd and old coins and cartridges we
occasionally dig up.
Hoping someone can help Terry.


#2

Possibly an electrical fuse? The fuses in the original fuse box of my grandparents’ 1911 house looked like shotshells, except that they had brass caps on both ends. Jack


#3

Terry, from your description I believe that you have found an old lipstick case. I do not use make-up nor collect these things, but I have seen similar items in antiques markets. Can you post some pictures?