I haven’t seen any pictures of powder cans recently, and I know some of this group have an interest in more than just the cartridges themselves.
Here’s an intriquing little powder can that is much smaller than I had thought when I saw it pictured and described in a recent auction. I suspect that had the seller given the dimensions, it may have drawn more interest that just my single bid. That’s a .45-70 in the picture next to the can, to provide some idea just how small it is - 4" to the top of the spout x 2 3/8" in diameter. I’m pretty sure the can was intended as a sample, based on its size, and the information on the label which lists a wide array of different products sold by the retailer W.J. & R.H. Scott, as well as the services they provided. I’d be interested in hearing from anyone who might shed some light on Mountain Brow powder or the retailer. The only ionformation I have on R.H. Scott is that he was an agent for DuPont Powder. He was located at 60 State Street in Albany, New York, probably in the 1860s.