Hip Flask, Thomas Scoular ; G & J W Hawksley; 1910-1912; WY.1995.51.4
Hip Flask, Thomas ScoularAbout this object
This hip flask was owned by Thomas Scoular, and looking at the date engraved on the front we can safely say that it was a Christmas gift. Crocodile leather has been used on the outer surface. The bottom of the flask may be removed to form a drinking cup. The flask itself is made of glass.
Thomas Scoular arrived in Bluff in the 1860s, and worked at various occupations, including meat packing and sawmilling, before becoming the Manager of the Edendale Dairy Factory and holding that position for 16 years. In 1895 Edendale won several awards at the Dunedin Show, including a medal for the best 10 cwt factory cheese, and a silver teapot for the half-ton cheese. These items are in the Museum's collection, along with a medal was awarded to Thomas Scoular in 1861 by the Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland, which from the design we can assume was awarded for ploughing.
inorganic, processed material, glass
organic, processed material, animal, reptile, skin, reptile skin, crocodile skin
inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel
organic, processed material, vegetal, bark, cork
Engraved on front: 'T C Scoular'
On base: 'G & J W Hawksley'
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