Die-stamped copper gunpowder flask

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Description Die-stamped copper powder flask with externally-sprung, screw-on common top. The body is bag-shaped, elliptical in cross section, and stamped front and back with a stylized shell design and foliage at the neck. The original yellowish green wool suspension cord is attached at three iron split rings (the fourth is missing). A charger can be set to deliver "4", "3 1/2", "3 1/4" or "3" drams of powder. The flask's body still has most of its original grayish brown finish. The charger is stamped with the aforementioned graduated markings and "AM. FLASK & CAP CO."
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 9 inches height
4 1/2 inches width
1 3/4 inches depth
Nomenclature Powder flask
Creation Made in United States
Subjects Made in United States
Shooting--Equipment and supplies
Armament. Accessories
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Bludgeons
Dates Creation: Approximately 1861
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8312.1

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