FULL TIN OF 100 HICKS’ PERCUSSION CAPS BY THE AMERICAN CAP & FLASK COMPANY

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Item Code: 1212-247

Here is a nice full tin of percussion caps. The label reads, “HICKS' ANTI-CORRISIVE PERCUSSION CAPS. / Manu’d by AMER. FLASK & CAP CO. Waterbury, Ct. / No. 12 / 100 / WATERPROOF.”

The label is lightly foxed in spots around outer edge, but overall fine and readable. The tin measures 2” in diameter x 0.75” tall. The tin is in fine condition with no rust spots.

Walter Hicks established a cap manufactory company at 55 Cliff Street, in New York City in 1854. In 1856 he moved to 52 Beekman Street in Haverstraw, New York. In 1857 Walter Hicks and Frank Frary jointly formed the American Flask & Cap Company in Waterbury, Connecticut. Following the Civil War, in the late 1860s, the Waterbury Brass Company bought the company.  [jet] [ph:L]

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