A drill for making fire

  • Exhibition Text

    • A drill for making fire. The rod was rapidly spun between the palms. The friction produced heat and dust which accumulated in the groove. Eventually a spark was formed which traveled down the groove on to tinder placed at its base. 

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  • Collection Information

    • FIRE DRILL
      NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
      Catalog No: E/ 615 AB
      Culture: TLINGIT, STIKINE QWAN
      Locale: AK, WRANGELL ISLAND, WRANGELL, STIKINE QWAN
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: BARK (CEDAR)
      Dimensions: A) L:41.5 W:4 B) L:37 W:5 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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