Brass Gunpowder Flasks

Image

Brass Gun Powder Flasks

Title

Brass Gunpowder Flasks

Identifier

1933-1.2
1956-1.1

Description

(Flask, Powder) English-made, brass powder flasks with embossed hunting scene
From Gerry Browning’s Docent Textbook: “The black powder of the "Old West" was a very explosive mixture of saltpeter, charcoal and sulfur. People dampened the mixture and rolled it into grains. It was measured first in the hand and then loaded into the barrel of a weapon before adding the bullet. Black powder produces a great deal of smoke when fired.”
[From: Sheffield, England]

Creator

G. & J.W. Hawksley
James Dixon & Sons

Date

1840s-1910s

Format

Color Photograph

Subject

Powder flasks

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

Museum of Ventura County. All rights reserved.

Type

Image

Language

English

Original Format

Physical Object (Flask, Powder)

Collection

Tags

Citation

G. & J.W. Hawksley and James Dixon & Sons, “Brass Gunpowder Flasks,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed December 5, 2020, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/2633.