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Large Hip Flask By Dixon

Maker: James Dixon & Sons

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Eating & Drinking

A large sized electroplated Britannia metal and pigskin leather Hip Flask.

The flask has James Dixon & Sons' famous trumpet and banner logo to one side of the neck and JD&S to the other. The underside of the cup is marked 1 Pt., JD&S with logo, EPBM, Made In England and 587EA. The top has a standard bayonet fitting to allow the cork lined cap to open on a half twist. Dixons of Sheffield were market leaders with a very large factory by the turn of 1900. They produced a wide range of items but Hip Flasks were a strong line of their stock. They wholesaled to a number of well-known companies and also retailed their goods.

This flask, at 1 pint can be considered large compared to most on the market. Circa 1900.

  • Dimensions:
    H 19.5cm x W 11.5cm x D 5.5cm
    H 7½" x W 4½" x D 2"

  • Year: Circa 1900
  • Medium: Electroplated Britannia Metal, Leather & Glass
  • Signed: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield
  • Condition: Good
  • Reference Number: 81878