Object Detail


Maker and Role
G. & J. W. Hawksley (estab. 1845, closed 1889), Manufacturer
Description
The firm of G. & J. W. Hawksley was one of the more-creative powder flask manufacturers of the nineteenth century. The Sheffield business manufactured flasks in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and patterns. This is an example of a Hawksley “pinecone” flask. The pinecone design was unique to flasks made by Hawksley, likely because of the finely carved die that was required to form such an intricate pattern. G. & J. W. Hawksley was one of the most successful flask manufacturers of its day.

Gunpowder was sold in bulk and gunpowder flasks were used to carry gunpowder when out in the field.
Date
1845-1889
Currently on Display
No
Object No
59G14/G76-70

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