Ammunition flask

Object Number: 
1957.277n
Date: 
1855-1870
Medium: 
Brass, leather, iron, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 3 in. ( 22.9 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: top: "40/32"; "3..."
Description: 
Brass, leather, iron, and glass ammunition flask; pear-shaped brass body with brown leather cover, and scew-in brass top with glass inset and cylindrical mouthpiece; stamped numbers on top.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this flask was used by the donor's father, Emilio Buch, while serving in the 2nd Battalion, Cazadores Voluntarios de Matanzas, as part of Spanish forces during the Cuban insurrection of 1867.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Emily Buch
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group