Jan 22, 2013, 10:03 PM
DO NOT TOUCH IT WITH WATER!!!!!!
Originally Posted by cti4sw
let it dry out then lightly brush it off and leave as is.
Dates to at least the 1850's,and is a rarer picture
If I remember they are Partriges,I will PM Ironman who has Rilings Flask book,def. not eagles
Last edited by kuger; Jan 22, 2013 at 10:07 PM.
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Jan 22, 2013 10:03 PM
Jan 22, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Agree with kuger 100%. Mid 1800s, slightly pre-CW or so. Many similar partridge images were used in the "dead game" motifs popular around the same time frame. No water, just dry brush and toothpick the details with a wooden skewer.
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Jan 23, 2013, 12:19 AM
Wow! Bill, Thats a great find......I've got half of a powder flask that I dug and thought was trash too
Wish that I'd found all of it, But! thats the way finds go...Congraats.................HH
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Jan 23, 2013, 03:24 AM
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Jan 23, 2013, 07:20 AM
Don't worry Kuger - I had absolutely no plans for putting a drop of water on the flask. I've gotten to where I don't want to use water to clean just about any relic except for the common stuff. Hopefully Ironman will chime in and help with the ID of this item. Thanks for your help.
Originally Posted by kuger
Jan 23, 2013, 09:16 AM
Beautiful patina on that flask Bill. Way to pick through the trash. I bet a lot of folks have avoided that area in the past. Can't wait to see it in the curio in march.
Jan 23, 2013, 11:46 AM
Excellent find Bill! I Love Powder Flasks!! I did find yours in Rilings book, however he doesn't mention anything about it. He jumps from #719 to #729, passing over the flasks in between. As you can see from the picture yours is #722. It is under the motif or classification of "Bird" which means anything else other than eagle.
I just got home from working my 12 hr. night shift outside in 6 degree weather. Kuger left me an email about your awesome find! Yes, I believe your powder flask is from the time period mentioned by Kuger & Buckleboy. Bosnmate also supplied some excellent info. as well! I am rummy right now and am looking forward to a hot shower and bed. When I get up I'll try and research it a little more. Again, excellent find my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 23, 2013, 02:06 PM
Jan 24, 2013, 07:22 AM
Awesome find Bill. I can't wait to find out what Ironman finds out about it...that's really nice of him. I would love to know the age and where it was made.
Jan 24, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Oct 04, 2013, 10:48 AM
bill I found one like see my post in what is it mine was deep to
Oct 04, 2013, 12:51 PM
Oct 04, 2013, 02:30 PM
Great find Bill! I guess it pays to dig those loud signals sometimes
Oct 04, 2013, 02:46 PM
Wow,just wowwww.Just realized this was an old thread but still,wowww.
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Oct 04, 2013, 02:51 PM
Congrats on the great find!
Oct 04, 2013, 03:21 PM
Hey SUPER NICE FIND Bill ! I did not read all the interm posts, but will say not many found, and usually much more bent up than that one. Congrats, that will go well with your huge collection...eh ?
Hey as well 2 silvers in 90 min. is not to shabby either. Not that they even matter much with a find like this.
Good luck out there.
Oct 04, 2013, 04:27 PM
That is a sweet looking flask. Great find Bill!
Oct 06, 2013, 09:11 AM
That is a wonderful find. Wouldn't it be something to find the tip for it?!
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