Object Title

Powder flask

Powder flask

Date

1885

Object Number

XIII.653

Provenance

Acquired in 1974 from a private collection. Previously purchased at a sale at 'the beeches', Redbrook, Whitchurch, Salop, 7th July 1956.

Physical Description

Copper full shape flask of shell design. Top and charger of brass, charger with three position ungraduated scale, top with internally sprung cut-off and marked around a band of fern frond decoration, IMPROVED PATENT JAMES DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 203.2 mm (8 in) Weight: 7.5 oz

Associations

Notes

c.f. reprint of the 1883 Catalogue of James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield, part 2, page 16, No.84N. JAAS. Vol.V.
R.Riling 'The Powder Flask Book', pages 286 and 288 No.330.