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Powder flask

Object Number: 
1937.108
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Iron, leather, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 8.6 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: mouthpiece: "1/...../1 1/4"; body: "4/lbs"
Description: 
Iron and leather powder flask; pear-shaped body with cylindrical iron mouthpiece at top of circular collar and hinged iron lever on side; stitched brown leather cover; stamped on both sides is rabbit and two birds suspended upside-down from looped hunting snare.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur H. Masten
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group