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Object Name: Powder flask
Date: 1838
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Medium: Brass
Dimensions: Overall: 8 3/4 x 4 x 2 in. ( 22.2 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Brass powder flask; pear-shaped with cylindrical mouthpiece at top of circular collar and hinged lever on side; stamped on both sides with two shaking hands in middle, inside star and encircled by twenty-six stars, above stars is eagle with shield breast, branch in one claw, and arrows in other claw, and below stars in shield atop flags, cannon, halberd, sword, and other war trophies.
Credit Line: Gift of Grace Schuyler de Luze
Object Number: 1923.85
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Marks: stamped: top collar: "NP AMES/1838" stamped: top flask: "WS"; on shield w/ trophies: "US" engraved: flask: "WILT...."

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According to accession records, this powder flask belonged to Philip Schuyler, a Union captain in the 14th US Infantry during to Civil War.