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This brass black powder flask was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2021. It has lost its provenience, the record of ownership and while this is disappointing, it can still be used for teaching purposes and as an example of an early archeological item in Kansas. The flask is a container for gunpowder for muzzle-loading guns, succeeding the powder horn in popularity and being mass-produced in the early 1800s. Paper cartridges (containing bullet and gunpowder) became popular in the 1860s and the use of muzzle-loaders declined.

Date: 1800-1870

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Item Number: 510394
Call Number: 2021.C Murphy donation 9" x 4"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 510394

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