Canteens -

Pre Civil War Militia Tin Canteen
Item #: AA1363
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This is a pre civil war militia tin canteen from the 1820 - 1850's time period. It measures 4 1/2" in diameter and is approximately 1 1/2" wide. These small canteens were very popular before the Civil War in the New England Militia companies. The canteen has a convex side and a flat side, the flat side being worn against the soldier's body. The spout and all three tin sling guides are still present. The sling guides measure 1 7/16" wide. The canteen is in it's natural, unpainted condition. There are no holes in the canteen, it still actually holds water! These canteens normally had a linen or cloth sling, although it was not unusual for a leather sling to be used as an expedient replacement. These are sometimes associated with Confederate use, but this one is definitely pre civil war. It's the second one of these I've picked up in a month.
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $120.00 USD