Small powder flask for the Colt Model 1855 Root .28 calibre percussion revolver ,or similar small Pocket revolvers, with minute lanyard on the front at the top.
American double-sided, Eagle and Shield with crossed pistols design pocket flask from the mid 1850’s. Made for small-frame Pocket pistols including the Colt Model 1855 Root .28 percussion revolver. The gilded brass top is polished, with a fire-blue spring. The body is of brown lacquer. Above the eagle are two rows of stars, five on the bottom and four above. Surrounding the design is a swaged border. Unusual feature of a small lanyard at the top of the brown lacquered body. 3 1/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches. Excellent condition.