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Civil war strapped flask? Possibly with Ihmsen & Son "IS" trademark? Dug at a 1770 home owned by 1844-1851 MA gov. George Nixon Briggs

Dogo

DOGO
Apr 8, 2020
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Central NJ
A Civil War era flask would have an applied top. That one appears to be tooled, which would make more like 1890 or later. Those strap sided flasks were very popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Still a nice find. The '19' is probably the mold number.
 

scott479

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Jan 18, 2021
6
3
Thanks! I attached a close up of the tooled top, it was buried in soft dirt beneath a floor which was above surrounding grade so remained dry. It was not uncommon that an S would look like a 9 or vice versa?
 

CanadianBottles

Well-Known Member
May 24, 2014
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I agree that it's definitely from well after the Civil War. I don't think that's a 9 on the base but it could be a 5, it definitely looks like it could be 51 if you flipped it.
 

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