Object Title

Priming flask

Priming flask

Date

1808

Object Number

XIII.179 B

Physical Description

Made of tips of small cattlehorns fitted with brass nozzles with spring caps. The opposite ends are closed by flat-based brass caps

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 175 mm (7 in) Weight: 3 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

The bases engraved R.R.A., for Royal Regiment of Artillery, 10 and B for 10th Battalion

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

This was carried over the gunner's ammunition pouch suspended from a red cord which ran along the centre of the shoulder belt of the pouch. It was introduced about 1790 and remained in service untill about 1815. The 10th Battalion was raised in 1808 and disbanded in 1817.