Author Topic: unknown powder flask  (Read 1269 times)

Offline Dutch Blacky

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 255
unknown powder flask
« on: May 06, 2021, 04:20:31 PM »
Hi

Some days ago I aquired an antique powder flask.

The corps ist made of copper, and the common top (non fire proof) with an adjustable charger is made of brass.
The decoration on both sides shows two dogs and a small oak tree with a bird on it.

There are no stamps or markings on it to identify the origin or the manufacturer.

I did not find this powder flask in the powder flask book of Ray Riling or the Marqusiset, Poires á Poudre

( First time I was not able to upload a foto, so I add a link
https://waffenforum.gun-forum.de/forum/thread/73958-sammeln-von-pulverflaschen-bzw-pulverhörnern/?pageNo=7#post702301
Post #131)

Has anybody an idea concerning the origin or the maker of this powder flask?




« Last Edit: May 07, 2021, 12:50:42 PM by Dutch Blacky »

Offline Dutch Blacky

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 255
Re: unknown powder flask
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2021, 07:21:00 AM »
One more  attempt do add an image of my powder flask.






Offline Dutch Blacky

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 255
Re: unknown powder flask
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2021, 09:38:14 AM »
Hi

I think, this powder flask is antique.
The top is made with to parts soldered together
The diameter of the adjustable charger ist different from copies made in India
The screw of the charger is  made of steel.

Spring and spring screw might be replaced, because they seem to be too bright.

It might be  made in England. The style of the decoration ist similar to an other  powder flask in my small collection



 The p.f. with the deer is very similar to that shown in "The powder flask book, by Ray Riling" '960, #965, #982, Page 377, 378

« Last Edit: May 07, 2021, 01:07:41 PM by Dutch Blacky »

Online Daryl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15354
Re: unknown powder flask
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2021, 08:03:44 PM »
Those appear to be authentic British measures.
Daryl

"a gun without hammers is like a spaniel without ears" King George V

Offline mr. no gold

  • member 2
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2654
Re: unknown powder flask
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2021, 08:32:36 PM »
Sehr Schon!! Thank you for sharing the photos. These are very artistic with unusually high relief embossed designs. I have not seen any like these.
Dick

Offline Dutch Blacky

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 255
Re: unknown powder flask
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2021, 09:00:52 PM »
The powder flask with the two hunting dogs seems to be rather rare. I have never seen a flask with this decoration, not in the Riling nor in the Marquiset, and even not in the internet. I was hoping, that someone of the experts could tell me more.

Most of the flasks are well known, like the one below (Riling #744)



This powder flask is marked with PATENT on the top (with inside spring.)

The patent top was designed to prevent ignition of the black powder, when loading a gun.



« Last Edit: May 08, 2021, 04:52:45 AM by Dutch Blacky »

Offline Notchy Bob

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 252
Re: unknown powder flask
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2021, 04:33:42 AM »
Those are all beautiful flasks.

You did a great job with photography, also.  The lighting really shows the embossed designs to good effect.

Notchy Bob
"Should have kept the old ways just as much as I could, and the tradition that guarded us.  Should have rode horses.  Kept dogs."

from The Antelope Wife