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Okay guys, this is more of a "When is it?" and a "Who made it?"

I dug this amber strapside today...
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...and noticed the base scar. It seems to be made in a hinge mold.
Is the X a maker's mark or just a scar?
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Also, the lip is very wonky and seems applied/tooled.
Checked my other flasks and none are applied lip.
Could this be older than 1875?
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All help appreciated.
Yeah it's definitely 1880's 1890s are usually clear 1880s is where you get all your color pieces very nice flask though really brilliant honey amber I'd be happy with it facts on the bottom is just the maker Mark it's a keymode looks like me keymode is the name of the mold they made it in strap side whiskey flask or if that what I had writing on it woo-wee
 

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I'm going to have to disagree with the 1870's date. looks more like 1880's to me, maybe early 1880's. All the Flask I have found in 1870's Privy's with other 1870's bottles have had this laid on ring type of top as seen in this pic. BUT View attachment 206928View attachment 206929,I'm far from any expert, just what I've noticed from my experience which is limited. LEON.View attachment 206930
Nice coffin flask I really like coffin flask especially with writing on them I've dug a few with the writing on them Amber honey amber
 

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no





NO, Everybody was saying that amber flask was 1870's with it's top, I was saying no it wasn't, I was saying it was the amber top flask was 1880's while my flask were 1870's.. Yours you pictured looks 1870's. mine looked 1870's, the amber flask looks 1880's. just my opinion. I'm sure others will vary? LEON.

I thought my post was crystal clear? I guess not?
Robbie Bobby's right you all he's exactly right
 

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