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Lot # 124: Britannia Metal Hip Flask with Golfer and Caddie

Category: Miscellaneous

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Golf Auction 2019",
which ran from 11/6/2019 12:00 PM to
11/23/2019 8:00 PM

The underside of the arm that holds the gap is marked “Apollo E.P.B.M. Made in USA.”  EPBM is the abbreviation for Electro-plated Britannia Metal

From Wikipedia: Britannia metal (also called britannium or Britannia ware) is a specific type of pewter alloy favored for its silvery appearance and smooth surface. The composition by weight is typically about 92% tin, 6% antimony, and 2% copper. Britannia metal is usually spun rather than cast, and melts at 255 degrees Celsius.

Ths flask appears to date c. 1920  judging from the dress of the golfer and caddie, and the bag in use and nature of the flask itself.

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