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Early 1800’s Gun Size James Dixon & Sons Sheffield Leather Covered Iron Black Powder Flask With Graduated, Sprung Brass Nozzle Charger. Sn 17988 - 17988
Hunting accessories were added to the British Gunmaker James Dixon & Sons Sheffield production line in the 1830s. This included powder and shot flasks in copper and brass, leather shot pouches and hunting belts. Other sporting goods such as wine and spirit flasks, as well as sandwich and cheese boxes, proved to be very popular with consumers. The line continued to expand as firearm technology progressed. A complete catalogue of Dixon's hunting accessories was produced in 1876. Dixon's continued to make these items well into the 1900s. Decoration of 19th century powder flasks varied dramatically with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes together with a variety of material coverings. This quality flask falls into the Leather covered category (see page 388, the Chapter ‘Leather & Leather Covered’ of the powder flask book by Riling). This is an excellent, gun size, black powder flask by James Dixon & Sons Sheffield. It’s iron body is leather covered with stitched seam. The screw top brass charger has measurement adjustment ‘3, 3 ¼, 3 ½, 3 ¾,4 drams’ and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The charger is crisply marked ‘James Dixon & Sons Sheffield’. The flask is 8 ¼” length and 3 ½” diameter at its widest. The body has no dents. There are no cracks, damage or signs of repair and the leather covering & stitching all clean and intact. The price for this attractive flask includes UK delivery. Sn 17988
£225.00

Early 1800’s Gun Size James Dixon & Sons Sheffield Quick Loading Fireproof Leather Covered Iron Black Powder Flask With Graduated, German Silver Sprung Brass Nozzle Charger. Sn 17987 - 17987
Hunting accessories were added to the British Gunmaker James Dixon & Sons Sheffield production line in the 1830s. This included powder and shot flasks in copper and brass, leather shot pouches and hunting belts. Other sporting goods such as wine and spirit flasks, as well as sandwich and cheese boxes, proved to be very popular with consumers. The line continued to expand as firearm technology progressed. A complete catalogue of Dixon's hunting accessories was produced in 1876. Dixon's continued to make these items well into the 1900s. Decoration of 19th century powder flasks varied dramatically with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes together with a variety of material coverings. This quality flask falls into the Leather covered category (see page 388, the Chapter ‘Leather & Leather Covered’ of the powder flask book by Riling). This is an excellent, gun size, black powder flask by James Dixon & Sons Sheffield. It’s iron body is leather covered with stitched seam. The screw top German Silver charger has measurement adjustment ‘ 2 ½ , 2 ¾, 3, 3 ¼ drams’ and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The charger is crisply marked ‘James Dixon & Sons Sheffield’ and ‘Quick Loading Fireproof’. The flask is 8 ¼” length and 3 ½” diameter at its widest. The body has no dents. There are no cracks, damage or signs of repair and the leather covering & stitching all clean and intact. The leather has just a few areas of surface scuffs to be expected. The price for this attractive flask includes UK delivery. Sn 17987
£275.00

Early 1800’s Gun Size C & J.W. Hawksley Sheffield Embossed Shell Design Copper Black Powder Flask With Graduated, Sprung Brass Nozzle Charger. Sn 17985 - 17985
Hunting accessories were added to the British Gunmaker James Dixon & Sons Sheffield production line in the 1830s. This included powder and shot flasks in copper and brass, leather shot pouches and hunting belts. Other sporting goods such as wine and spirit flasks, as well as sandwich and cheese boxes, proved to be very popular with consumers. The line continued to expand as firearm technology progressed. A complete catalogue of Dixon's hunting accessories was produced in 1876. Dixon's continued to make these items well into the 1900s. Decoration of 19th century powder flasks varied dramatically with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes. This quality flask falls into the category of Shell & Bush décor featuring deep embossed shell (see page 286 of The powder flask book by Riling). This is an excellent, copper and brass, gun size, black powder flask by James Dixon & Sons. It is deeply embossed with shell decoration. One of the shells has even aged green patina. The screw top brass charger has measurement adjustment (no grain markings) and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The charger is crisply marked ‘Dixon & Sons’. The flask is 8” length and 3” diameter at its widest. The copper body has no dents. There are no cracks, damage or signs of repair. The price for this attractive flask includes UK delivery. Sn 17985
£225.00

Early 1800’s Gun Size C & J.W. Hawksley Sheffield Embossed Shell Design Copper Black Powder Flask With Graduated, Sprung Brass Nozzle Charger. Sn 17984 - 17984
Decoration of 19th century powder flasks varied dramatically with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes. This quality flask falls into the category of Shell & Bush décor featuring deep embossed shell (see page 286 of The powder flask book by Riling). The Sheffield based company Geo & JW Hawksley are recorded at 35 Smithfield 1845 and various addresses on Carver Street Sheffield from 1854 through to the 1940’s when the Company was bought by James Dixon & Sons (see page 114 of Riling’s book). This is an excellent, copper, gun size, black powder flask by C &JW Hawksley. It is deeply embossed with shell decoration and a ring of foliate decoration at the throat. The screw top brass charger has measurement adjustment ‘2 ¼ , 2 ½, 2 ¾, 3’ drams and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The charger is crisply marked ‘C & J.W. Hawksley Sheffield’. The flask is 8 ¼” length and 3 ¼” diameter at its widest. The copper body has just a few light dents to be expected. There are no cracks, damage or signs of repair. The price for this attractive flask includes UK delivery. Sn 17984
£195.00

Ornate, Early 1800’s Large C & J.W. Hawksley Sheffield Embossed Shell & Bush Design Copper Black Powder Flask With Graduated, Sprung Brass Nozzle Charger. Sn 17573 - 17573
Decoration of 19th century powder flasks varied dramatically with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes. This quality flask falls into the category of Shell & Bush décor featuring deep embossed shell with radiating bush combination (see page 286 of The powder flask book by Riling & page 288 plate 331 of the same book where a flask with similar design to ours is illustrated). The Sheffield based company Geo & JW Hawksley are recorded at 35 Smithfield 1845 and various addresses on Carver Street Sheffield from 1854 through to the 1940’s when the Company was bought by James Dixon & Sons (see page 114 of Riling’s book). This is an excellent, copper, gun size, black powder flask by C &JW Hawksley. It is deeply embossed with shell and bush decoration. The screw top brass charger has measurement adjustment ‘2 ¼ , 2 ½, 2 ¾, 3’ grains and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The charger is crisply marked ‘C & J.W. Hawksley Sheffield’. The flask is 8 ¼” length and 3 ½” diameter at its widest. There are no signs of damage or repair. The price for this attractive flask includes UK delivery. Sn 17573
£195.00

Large, Victorian French Polished Flattened Cow Horn Black Powder Flask For Rifles With ‘Staff Of Hermes AB’ Retailer / Manufacturer mark (A. Boche, Paris) Graduated Hinged Brass Charger & Hanging Rings. A 1014 - A 1014
This is an excellent, original, complete, French form , Victorian, Black Powder Flask for rifles . It is similar in form to chargers illustrated on page 395 item 1168-2 & page 401 item 1173 of the Powder Flask Book by Riling, both having the same form and hinged charger. It measures 10" overall length with charger closed and the polished, flattened horn flask and the flat brass base secured by 6 pins is 1 ¼” x 3 ½” . The horn has just light surface wear to be expected and has a brass throat cap with sprung brass opening lever. The throat cap has a small ‘staff of Hermes AB’ manufacturer mark (illustrated). AB is identified as A. Boche 45 Rue des Vinaigriers Paris noted as a seller of Sporting Equipment in the 1867 Exposition catalogue (see page 118 of Riling’s book) .A pivoting, hinged brass charger is secured to the throat cap. The sprung lever charger is graduated ’30-35-40’ grains. The horn is fitted with 2 small brass rings . The price for this large attractive flask, with unusual charger includes UK delivery. A 1014
£425.00

Large, Austrian, Victorian Era, Polished, Flattened Horn Black Powder Flask With Beetz Charger Brass Swivel Head, Inspection Window & Adjustable Measure. A 1005 - A 1005
This is an excellent original complete Austrian , Victorian, Brass Swivel Head Black Powder Flask. It measures 10" overall length and the polished, flattened horn flask is 2 ½” at it's widest point. The horn is un-damaged and has a brass end cap. The horn is fitted with 4 small brass rings and has its original screw thread, brass swivel head ‘Beetz Charger’ nozzle with graduated measures. The nozzle has glazed inspection windows on the left and right sides (see page 424 and image 1411 of The Powder flask Book by Riling). There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the flask but the nozzle has a small number ‘1066’. The price includes UK delivery. A 1005
£295.00

Early 1800’s C&JW Hawksley Pear Shaped Copper Black Powder Flask With Graduated, Sprung Brass Nozzle & Copper Lanyard Ring. MISC 892 - MISC 892
This is an original C&JW Hawksley, black powder flask. It has a pear shaped copper body. The brass top has graduated measurement adjustment and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action, for different loads. The top is crisply stamped C&JW Hawksley’. The flask is 5” length and 1 ½” diameter at its widest. The bottom of the flask has a small lanyard ring lug fitted with small copper ring. There are no signs of damage or repair. Price includes UK delivery. MISC 892
£225.00

Early 1800’s Pear Shaped Copper Black Powder Flask With Sprung Brass Nozzle. Sn 15655 - 15655
This is an original early 1800’s, black powder flask. It has a pear shaped copper body. The brass top has a spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The flask is 4 ½” length and 2” diameter at its widest. There are no signs of damage or repair and no visible manufacturer marks on the flask. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15655
£225.00

Early 1800’s Sykes Patent Pear Shaped Iron Black Powder Flask With Graduated, Sprung Brass Nozzle. Sn 15654 - 15654
This is an original Syke's Patent, black powder flask. It has a pear shaped Iron Body. The innovative Syke's Patent brass top has measurement adjustment and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action, for different loads. The top is crisply stamped 'Sykes Patent'. The flask is 6 ½” length and 2 ¾” diameter at its widest. There are no signs of damage or repair. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15654
£195.00
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