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  • What Can You Carry In A Flask Besides Alcohol?

    Posted on April 19, 2016


    In case you haven't noticed, we here at Jacob Bromwell are in the business of turning out some pretty sharp looking American made flasks. But what about the folks amongst us that are teetotalers? What use do they have with a flask...or what they can carry in one besides liquor?


    Well chaps and good women, fear not, because there's no law that says you must put only hooch in a flask. It can actually be a pretty useful tool for transporting other liquids as well.


    For starters, all of our flasks are hot-tinned on the inside. This means they meet the FDA's safety standards for carrying drinkable liquid, and the tinned interior ensures that the outer material (which is usually copper or stainless steel) won't be harmed by any beverages that are acidic or salty. So think out of the box when it comes to your can carry lemonade, iced tea, apple cider, juice, or the oldest beverage known to man -- water -- in it. And since bone broth is a pretty big thing these days, you can fill your flask up with this nourishing drink or any kind of soup broth. Just keep in mind that a flask is not a thermos, so whatever you wish to drink must be something you don't mind enjoying at room -- or outdoor -- temperature.


    But you don't have to put beverages in your flask. If you're going camping, you can put rubbing alcohol in a small flask to keep on hand in case of cuts and scrapes. Or during the winter, to ward off cold and flu germs, fill our small sized Ladies Prohibition Flask with vodka, and use the liquor as a hand sanitizer.


    Whatever you put in your flask, just make sure it's one with a screw top so that anything poured into it securely stays there! The possibilities are endless...and even when you're not sipping from your made in USA flask, it even makes a handy-dandy conversation piece on a bookshelf or desk!


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  • Origins of the Easter Egg

    Posted on March 24, 2016


    Whether they be chocolate, plastic, or the real deal, one thing's for certain: Easter wouldn't be Easter without eggs in a little tyke's basket and on the dinner table. But where and when did the origin of decorating eggs for Easter come about, anyway?


    The answer's a tricky one, because decorated eggs in one form or another have their origins going back thousands of years, and in various countries. The Africans were apparantly decorating ostrich eggs over 60,000 years ago. The Christian tradition of decorating eggs for Easter originated thousands of years ago when early Christians dyed eggs red to symbolize the blood of Jesus. The Christian Church then adopted the practice, and when Christians crack the eggs it's said to represent Jesus' empty tomb.



    Today, mostly anyone that celebrates Easter participates in egg decorating and dying. It can range from something as simple as a store-bought dye kits that is mixed with vinegar that eggs are dunked into to the elaborate Polish egg decorating known as pisanki (pictured above) that is common throughout Eastern Europe. The day after Easter Sunday, children are invited to the White House lawn for the annual Easter Egg Roll.


    No matter how you like to decorate them eggs, we here at Jacob Bromwell would like to wish you and yours a very happy Easter!


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  • What Is the Difference Between Made in USA and Assembled in USA?

    Posted on March 14, 2016


    If you're a consumer with an eagle eye for made in USA products, after a while you may start to notice that some items for sale are labeled "assembled in USA" instead. But what's the there a difference? Don't both terms mean the same thing? Not quite.


    Products that say "made in the USA" are not only made here in the United States, but are made of materials sourced from the U.S. Not all of the materials have to be made in America for the finished product to carry the "made in USA" seal, but most of them have to be.


    On the other hand, assembled in the USA has a slightly different meaning; it means that the materials making up the product are all from foreign sources, but the product itself is made in the USA. Sometimes a company will divulge that a certain percentage of the parts came from overseas, or from the U.S. (for example, "60% U.S. Content.")


    Then there's the sneaky companies that may put an American flag and/or say "American brand" on the item's tag. Be careful if you see this description, and look for the fine print to see where the product was actually made. Chances are it was constructed overseas, but the company is giving the illusion that because they are an American brand the product was made here in the U.S.


    Rest assured, all of Jacob Bromwell's products are certifiably made in the USA! That includes all of the materials that go into making my fine vintage style products, from the copper and tin in my flasks and other drinking vessels to the leather in my business card holders. Most of our products are handcrafted, and very often by using the original tools and equipment that our earlier factories used decades ago. We're proud to claim the made in USA label. Happy made in USA shopping!



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