Gunpowder Flasks Photos

For military purposes, armies started making gunpowder flasks of metal. Such flasks were faster to produce, could be better sealed to keep the powder dry, & incorporated valves allowing gun barrels to be filled with one hand. The metals used were one which did not spark like brass or copper.

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Powder flasks & musket at Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Powder horns found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Powder horns found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Gun powder flask collection at Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum. Jackson, MS.
Powder flasks & musket at Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Powder horns (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Powder horns (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Gun powder flask collection at Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum. Jackson, MS.
Three metal powder horns at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Powder flask by Ben Ham & Co. at Hacienda de los Martinez. Taos, NM.Brass powder horn trading goods in Old Courthouse Museum. Sioux Falls, SD.Collection of powder flasks at Buckhorn Museum. San Antonio, TX.
Three metal powder horns (c1831, 1860s, & 1857) at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Powder flask by Ben Ham & Co. at Hacienda de los Martinez. Taos, NM.Brass powder horn trading goods in Old Courthouse Museum. Sioux Falls, SD.Collection of powder flasks at Buckhorn Museum. San Antonio, TX.
Brass powder flask with measuring valve used during Civil War at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Collection of powder horns at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Leather over metal powder flask with measuring dispenser at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Brass powder flask & firepot used to ignite enemy ships at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Brass powder flask with measuring valve used during Civil War at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Collection of powder horns at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Leather over metal powder flask with measuring dispenser at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Brass powder flask (c1684) & firepot (c1684) used to ignite enemy ships at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Metal powder flask collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Waco, TX.Powder flask at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Civil War powder horn at California State Military Museum. Sacramento, CA.Display of typical miners' tools including firearms & powder horns in Columbia Museum at Columbia State Historic Park. Columbia, CA.
Metal powder flask collection (early 1800s) at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Waco, TX.Powder flask (mid 19th C) at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Civil War powder horn at California State Military Museum. Sacramento, CA.Display of typical miners' tools including firearms & powder horns in Columbia Museum at Columbia State Historic Park. Columbia, CA.
French gunpowder tester which tested explosive strength by number of clicks on ratchet at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.


French gunpowder tester (18th C) which tested explosive strength by number of clicks on ratchet at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.



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