[b]I recently bought this tin box and am wondering who made it. It is in English which is what confuses me.
A lot of the English makers (Eley, Kynoch) used this style box and paper labels, and even Sellier & Bellot and Braun & Bloem as well as others used English wording on a lot of boxes.
However, the cartridges inside is the exact same as the common one by Charles Fusnot of Bruxells with one exception; there is no headstamp.[/b]
Here is a comparison of a cartridge from each of these boxes. It is the exact same cartridge except the one on the right has the pictured headstamp and the one on the left has no headstamp.
[b]This style cartridge is the most commonly found excavated cartridge from civil war battlefields that I have seen. My theory is that these were part of the 200,000 rounds of pinfire cartridges that Colonel Schuyler brought back from Europe for the war efforts in October 1861, and that Fusnot made these cartridges and box specifically for export.
What do you think?[/b]