add to favorites : reference url back to results : previous : next
Zoom in Zoom out Pan left Pan right Pan up Pan down Maximum resolution Fit in window Fit to width Rotate left Rotate right Hide/show thumbnail
Flask, Powder
Flask, Powder
Resource Typeimage
TitleFlask, Powder
Coverage / Year1775 to 1825
DescriptionBrown leather tear-drop shaped flask with a brass nozzle and powder measure built in. Spring-loaded lever opens the base, then the flask. Raised picture of a dog (a retriever) under a tree is on both sides of the body. Flask has a wire loop on the bottom for a strap.
InterpretationThis is a hunting flask. It has no marks to indicate who made it or where, but many flasks of this type were made in Germany. Although this is not a military item, many hunting weapons and accessories were used in the Revolutionary War by American colonists. This flask is from that period.
Lesson Plans / ThemesRevolutionary War;
Learning Standards16 History;
Author or CreatorEarly American Museum
Subject / KeywordsFlask, Powder; Revolutionary War; Hunting; Arms & armament; Military art & science;
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1968.001.1136
CONTENTdm file name20.jpg
powered by CONTENTdm ® | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Homepage ^ to top ^