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Object Name Flask, Powder
Catalog Number M1994.12
Description Brass and copper powder flask. Length 8.25" x width (at widest point) 3.75" x depth 1.5". The Barrel is brass with a marking of "Am. Flask & Cap Co.". Flask is made to dispense different amounts of powder. Barrel is marked in increments of 2.75 to 2 by 0.75 increments. The Body is copper with pressed or hammered designs. There is a leaf design at the narrow end near the Barrel and a shell design at the wide end. circa 1860. Used by Henry Sieling (1876-1969) when he went to the Baltimore fire of 1904 as a member of the Maryland Cavalry. He was the donor's husband's uncle. He was the son of Johann H. Sieling (1841-1933) and Anna Bormann (1845-1920).
Date 1860
Dimensions W-3.75 L-8.25 D-1.5 inches