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Blackjacks: The Blackjack’s name is derived from the materials used in its construction. Leather is usually worked wet so that it can be shaped. Leather that has been soaked in hot water and dried is known as ‘Jack’ leather. This is the origin of the modern word ‘jacket’. Jacks were originally black because the black material used to line the inside, was used on the outside of the vessel, thus colouring it. For a discussion on leather drinking vessels and 'blackjacks' see Oliver Baker, 'Black Jacks and Leather Bottells', London, 1921.
|Height||14.50 cm||(5.71 inches)|
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