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Flask, Powder
Flask, Powder
Resource Typeimage
TitleFlask, Powder
Coverage / Year1775 to 1825
DescriptionBrown leather tear-drop shaped flask with a brass nozzle and powder measure built in. Spring-loaded lever opens the base, then the flask. Raised picture of a dog (a retriever) under a tree is on both sides of the body. Flask has a wire loop on the bottom for a strap.
InterpretationThis is a hunting flask. It has no marks to indicate who made it or where, but many flasks of this type were made in Germany. Although this is not a military item, many hunting weapons and accessories were used in the Revolutionary War by American colonists. This flask is from that period.
Lesson Plans / ThemesRevolutionary War;
Learning Standards16 History;
Author or CreatorEarly American Museum
Subject / KeywordsFlask, Powder; Revolutionary War; Hunting; Arms & armament; Military art & science;
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifier1968.001.1136
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