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Powder Flask
mid 19th-late 19th century
Metalworker:Possibly made by Dixon & Son , English
Brass
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Powder flasks of tin, copper and other non-metallic metal slowly replaced powder horns for civilian use by the 19th century.
Maker Note: The flask is marked "DIXON", and research indicates that James Dixon and Sons of Sheffield, England manufactured powder flasks along with silver and other items. So far no other flasks with the same mark have been found, so the maker is an attribution. Further research is needed. (Lee 2/26/2014)
Object Number: 1950.571.0
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