Weapons, gun powder flask; unknown maker; 1870?; RX.1982.24.1

Name/Title

Weapons, gun powder flask

About this object

A powder flask is a small container for gunpowder, which was an essential part of shooting equipment with muzzleloading guns, before pre-made paper cartridges became standard in the 19th century. They range from very elaborately decorated works of art to early forms of consumer packaging, and are widely collected. Many were standardised military issue, but the most decorative were generally used for sporting shooting.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1870?

Period

1870s

Place Made

unknown

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, copper
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass

Inscription and Marks

Copper powder holder is embossed with leaves and branches

Measurements

l 210mm x h 90mm x d 40mm
wt 150g

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

Object number

RX.1982.24.1

Copyright Licence  

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Gunpowder
Soldier
War

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