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Offline mountainad82

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Copper Powder Flask
« on: May 22, 2020, 04:56:21 PM »
Recently acquired this powder flask. Appears to be made of sheet copper. The lid serves as the measure. Has anyone seen one like it?












Offline Bob McBride

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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 05:02:27 PM »
Looks like a homemade flask made by a wiley old moonshiner. Has the look of an old Still. Very cool.

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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 05:05:28 PM »
mountainad82. Sir, I'm not convinced this flask was commercially manufactured. Have a great holiday, safe.Thanks for sharing. AJ.
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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 06:37:43 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys! I thought it was homemade when I bought it. Came out of Virginia.

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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 06:56:31 PM »
What a great find!  How much powder does the measure dispense?

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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 09:03:12 PM »
Measure throws 30 grains of FFF.

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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 03:34:15 AM »
I'm with Bob. Looks like a shiner made that one! Great find right there!

Offline Don Steele

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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 12:32:37 PM »
That is a really interesting piece of work. Thanks for sharing. I'm not sure I'd categorize it as a "powder flask" without some evidence of it's being used in that capacity.
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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 07:01:42 PM »
Is there any owner of a .32 "poorboy" who wouldn't want this hanging by their side? Love it I also think it is home made but seriously cool! Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2020, 02:57:55 AM »
Is there any owner of a .32 "poorboy" who wouldn't want this hanging by their side? Love it I also think it is home made but seriously cool! Thanks for sharing this.

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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2020, 03:30:49 PM »
That is a very nice piece. I really like that it came out of VA.

Please explain how the strap attaches. Does one end attach to the soldered ring on the body, and the other directly to the cap/ measure? or is there another strap for the cap?
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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2020, 05:20:52 PM »
Nordnecker,
The shoulder strap attaches to the soldered loops. There is a separate strap sewn to the shoulder strap that attaches to the stopper/measure.

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Re: Copper Powder Flask
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2020, 05:23:47 PM »