z Sold AMERICAN FLASK & CAP COMPANY FLASK
z Sold AMERICAN FLASK & CAP COMPANY FLASK
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z Sold AMERICAN FLASK & CAP COMPANY FLASK

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POWDER FLASK, BY AMERICAN FLASK & CAP CO.
Number 389 in Riling's book. In the Shell & Bush category, with a more elaborate and deeper design using pendant fern form at the throat of the flask. Has a patented adjustable charger on a common top.  A FINE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of mid-19th century design with a two piece body with a classic raised “Shell & Bush” motoif (Riley # 384 & 390). Mounted with four (4), copper pins and its brass suspension-rings: one ring missing. Nicely toned, graduated, brass priming-spout: the charger with a clear “AM. CAP & FLASK Co.” marking for the noted manufacturer of Waterbury, Conn. Four-step pouring-spout with its functional, internal, powder-cut-off spring and lever. In fine untouched condition. The body with deeply embossed flutes and smooth, patina, copper surfaces with some minor handling marks, minor dents and fine seams. Overall length, 8 3/4".

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