- Media Type:
- A powder flask of the type used during the War of 1812.
A pear shaped container carved from horn in two halves which are riveted together around the flattened edges. The horn has a smooth, shiny surface and ranges in colour from yellow-green to dark green.
The measuring spout on top is made of brass and is spring loaded. The measuring spout is a cylinder that sits perpendicular to the rest of the flask. The edges of each end are riveted.
There are four small brass rings attached to the flask. The two that are attached to the horn have twisted green string looped and tied through them. The ends of the strings are frayed.
- Unknown whether flask is military issue.
- Date of Original:
- circa 1812
Width: 17.5 cm
Height: 3.2 cm
Length: 8.9 cm
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- Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
- Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
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