Powder flask

Nineteenth century die-stamped production gunpowder flask. It was used to contain and measure out gunshot powder. It is made of copper and brass with a flutted decoration. The form is a flattened tear drop shape, with side seams. The lid screws on and it has a thumb catch shutter on the lid. The measure screws onto the lid.
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Copper flask; brass measure.
39 x 34mm
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Waikato Historical Society Collection
Courtesy of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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