Iron Flask

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Object Name: 
Iron Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.7.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.8 cm, W: 10 cm, D: 5.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1860-1875
Primary Description: 
Gray iron; molded. Hollow flask, oval in cross-section, with "FOR PIKE'S PEAK" faintly showing above a prospector, remains of an inscription in oval below; reverse has "SHD" in lower part of side, oval base is plain.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
1960-01-22
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
SHD
Inscription
in lower part of side on reverse
FOR PIKE'S PEAK
Inscription
faintly showing above a prospector