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Antique Flask by Simpson Hall Miller, Collaspible Shot Glass Cap, early 1900s

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A stunning silver-plated antique flask by Simpson Hall Miller & Co., early 1900s. This flask has a magical feel to it. Extremely heavy in weight, it is solid and well-crafted. It features a raised (3-D like) Medieval pattern that includes people from that era as well as birds, clouds, and trees. There's a single thick raised "line" that runs along each side of the flask. The flask is Telescopic or collasible and creates a "shot glass" when needed. It folds into itself and serves as the screw-on cap, when not in use. The cap still has its original cork interior. Truly a breath-taking piece.

Maker: Simpson Hall Miller & Co.

A bit about this vintage manufacturer: Simpson Hall Miller & Co. was a cutlery and silver manufacturer in Wallingford, Connecticut, founded in 1866. In 1898, Simpson Hall Miller & Co. became part of the International Silver Company headquartered in neighboring Meriden. In 1895, the firm began to make a number of pieces that represented significant contributions to the Art Nouveau movement. The International Silver Company continued to make use of both the Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. brand and product lines in some capacity until 1983 when it permanently ceased to manufacture silver and closed its doors.

Hallmarks: "Simpson Hall Miller & Co" can be found on the bottom of the flask along with the number "26" and "quadruple plate" (aka silver-plated).

Condition: Good condition overall for a flask that's well over 100 years old, but with noticeable signs of age. The silver-plating is in great shape overall and vibrant, beyond some mild tarnish. We like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage pieces, so here's a full summary:

1) *PLEASE NOTE: the previous owner engraved their initials "C.W." Wilcox" in a lovely, small cursive font on the very top of the lid. It's very subtle and tastefully done. Please see photo #8
2) The top of the lid's edges shows quite a bit of wear/age including a number of micro small dings -- we suspect at some point in the past, the lid was stuck and someone attempted to open it, resulting in some wear around the very edges
3) There's general surface wear including on the bottom exterior of this flask
4) There's minor "age" (very mild) to the very bottom interior of the collaspible lid

In short, this antique flask is in good vintage condition overall but does show signs of age/wear. It's truly a breath-taking flask that has a magical feel to it..

**Please note: we have not tested the collaspible shot glass for leakage.

**Please Note: we typically do not test our flasks for leakage. We offer a variety of vintage flasks (both usable as well as collectible/display only). We are happy to put our flasks through a thorough leakage test (which involves filling it with liquid and rigorously shaking it) -- please message us if you'd like us to test this particular flask. Cheers!

Measurements: Approx. 5 1/4" tall by 3 1/2" wide

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces well to ensure safe delivery. If you buy multiple pieces/sets, we will combine shipping if possible (glassware sets typically ship in their own box to ensure safe arrival) and will reimburse you for any shipping overages.

****Important to note pre-purchase: Buyers, please examine all photos carefully as we cannot accept returns due to the fragile nature (the possibility of breakage or damage when being shipped back) of our vintage/antique pieces. Our items are true vintage pieces that might have manufacturers flaws, flaws from age, or imperfections in general from being vintage. We try to explain the condition/description in an accurate and thorough manner but we ask that you please examine all photos carefully and ask all questions before purchasing an item as we are unable to accept returns due to the risk of breakage/damage.