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Four MORE flasks
« on: May 24, 2016, 12:57:31 PM »
I recently won an auction with this lot of 4 flasks. First is a James Dixon & Sons


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Re: Four MORE flasks
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 12:59:02 PM »
This one is an American Flask and Cap


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Re: Four MORE flasks
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 01:00:18 PM »
This is another Dixon & Sons marked flask


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Re: Four MORE flasks
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2016, 01:02:14 PM »
This last one is unmarked, at least I can't find any. However I believe it is another Dixon flask from the description in "The Powder Flask Book".


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Re: Four MORE flasks
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 01:05:37 PM »
A closer look at the British Design Registry stamp. This was used from 1842 until 1883 and the codes tell the material and manufacture dates. This one was made on Jan 7, 1854.


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Re: Four MORE flasks
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 03:57:23 PM »
Nice set you won there Mazo.   I looked at a bunch of flasks at the Colorado Gun Collectors show last weekend.   Some of those guys wanted $400 for Italian made reproduction flasks.    I didn't buy a single thing.

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Re: Four MORE flasks
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 10:33:16 PM »
Great looking flasks. The designs have always interested me. I like the top two...  8)

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Re: Four MORE flasks
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2016, 11:34:13 AM »
I find powder flasks to be very interesting. There are so many "variations on a theme".....shells, hanging game, flutes, basket weave, etc. All similar but with subtle variations, sizes, shapes.

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Re: Four MORE flasks
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2016, 07:22:54 AM »
You have a grand collection of flasks Mazo. I have enjoyed looking at the pics you post.

I have always been interested in them. There is a lot of individual artistic diversity among the various examples. They remind me of the American Long Rifle from the Federal era all the way to the wane of the percussion era.

At times, I wish I had started a collection of them and done more self teaching for further understanding. I have but one original copper flask in poor condition from the Civil War era and a couple leather embossed shot flasks that look good on display in my humble abode. Truth be known though, I have no more room in my home for anymore "stuff." I am starting to feel for my kids when they have to start sorting through it when I pass ;)

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Re: Four MORE flasks
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 03:28:28 PM »
Very cool mazo.  Excellent photos too.  I saved them for future reference and to show other interested folks.
 
People come by my place, start drinking my good coffee and within no time we're talking black powder. Then we saddle up and go shooting. You and others here have contributed some first class reference materials.

Those various nozzles look similar.  What do they throw?

Many thanks to all.
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Re: Four MORE flasks
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2016, 03:00:09 PM »
Kinda lost track of this thread....the chargers are adjustable to throw 3 weights/volumes of powder. I have to go check them out.