1812 History
Powder Flask


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
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.

Notes:
Unknown whether flask is military issue.
Date of Original:
circa 1812
Dimensions:
Width: 17.5 cm
Height: 3.2 cm
Length: 8.9 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1967.13.2
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1551678429234 Longitude: -79.1937446594238
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
2010
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
Contact
St. Catharines Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880

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Powder Flask


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.