Hamilton Burr Flask
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- High quality brushed stainless steel flask
- Attached screw-down cap and Teflon seals
- 3 3/4 X 2 3/4 inches and 3 3/4 X 4 inches
- Individually leak tested for quality assurance
- Printed durable water resistant vinyl flask covers
- Hand washable
- Gift boxed and ready to wrap
Relive the fun of Hamilton: An American Musical with this flask inspired by text of the play—the names of some of our Founding Fathers. Choose a 6 oz. or a 4 oz. flask, and enjoy a little swig from this exclusive-to-the-Archives product.
The hip flask began to appear in its present form in the 18th century. Up until the Civil War, flasks were usually molded with uniquely American motifs, including the faces of favored Presidents, eagles, flags, and sometimes political slogans.
Following ratification of the 18th Amendment, which mandated the nationwide prohibition of alcohol on January 17, 1920, the need for concealment caused more flasks to be sold in the following six months than during the entire previous decade. Originally, flasks were mostly made out of glass, but upon noticing a suspicious bulge in someone's pocket, police officers indulged in "hip-hitting" with their nightsticks to break the flasks. A metal flask provided a little more security.