c. 1850 Original “Kentucky Rifle Gunpowder” Can
c. 1850, Original “KENTUCKY RIFLE GUNPOWDER” Can, Hazard Powder Co., Hazardville, CT, About Fine.
This original 3.75” x 4” x 2” thick, metal can, is lacking the cap but contains a more modern cork. The body of the can is painted black with age-toned black and white printed label illustrated with a frontiersman with his beaver hat shooting a rifle, with his trusty dog at his feet. Label has minor chipping and scrapes with minor wear to paint finish. Similar to the example printed on page 126 of “Gun Powder Cans & Kegs: the Bacyk Collection” by Bacyk, Bacyk & Rowe (1998) with a slightly different label design.