American one-sided, Eagle and Shield with crossed pistols design pocket flask from the mid 1850’s. Made for the Colt Model 1849 Pocket percussion revolver. The brass top is polished, with a fire-blue spring. The body is a brown lacquer. There is an arced banner, which reads “E. PLURIBUS . UNUM .” Above the eagle are two rows of stars, five on the bottom and four above. There is “COLTS / PATENT” above. Surrounding the design is a swaged border. 3 3/4 inches by 2 inches. Excellent to near mint condition.