Fine Displaying Example of an Original Confederate Tin Drum Canteen
NEW ! Here is a Fine Displaying Example of an Original Confederate Tin Drum Canteen ! It has a short tin spout, and all three sling loops are present. The tin shows a nice mellow gray patina over the entire body, with one area of surface rusting near the lower sling loop. The canteen measures right at 5.75 inches diameter by 1.75 inches wide. The sling loops are the smaller pattern, possibly intended for a cotton cord sling. There is a similar example in the book Civil War Canteens, by Sylvia & O’Donnell, on page 71 & another on page 74. Those are just a tiny bit bigger in diameter at 6.125 & 6.25 inches, by like this one they are about 1.75 inches wide, have two convex faces, and the smaller loops. Like the examples in the book this one also has an off center spout, and sloppy soldering, even showing how the 1.75 inch wide side is made of two pieces soldered together below the two upper sling loops. The spout on this one is unusually short, and may have been field repaired at one time. Overall, a Great Displaying Example of the Classic Confederate Tin Drum Canteen !
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Nice Non-Regulation All Soldered Civil War Period Tin Cup - Same Size Pictured in Some Library of Congress Images
Here is an Excellent Civil War Period Soldered Tin Cup ! I sold this cup some time back, but the owner finally found a “regulation” cup, and asked if I wanted this one back. It is a good period cup and I replied in the affirmative. It is a larger size example at 4 inches diameter by 3 inches tall, and has moderate surface rust on all the metal. It shows a crude solder attached tear drop shape handle, slightly misaligned where it attaches at the bottom, all soldered seams, and a completely flat bottom. It appears identical in size to one pictured in the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. That one is being used by members of the 71st New York Volunteers to dip soup or stew from a large kettle. A Nice Civil War Period Tin Cup that Displays Great !
Fine ca. 1850s Tin Drum Militia Canteen - One Side Flat One Convex
Here is an Excellent “Relic” Condition ca. 1850’s Tin Drum Militia Canteen ! It is complete with all three sling loops and reverse conical tin spout. It has one side convex and the other flat. All the metal wears a nice mostly gray patina, with a few spots that show some surface rusting. I gave it a very light coat of rust neutralizer, but it could be done again if desired. There are about half a dozen small holes visible, one tiny pinhole on the convex side, and the rest near the top, on the flat side. There is a light dent on the bottom left of the convex side, but not too bad. The canteen measures about 4.25 inches in diameter, not including the spout, by 1.5 inches wide. The spout itself is .75 inches tall. There is a similar example in Sylvia & O’Donnell’s book, Civil War Canteens, on page 66. Just a Fine Displaying Example of an 1850’s Tin Drum Militia Canteen !
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Nice Tin Coffee Pot w\Soldered Construction and Long Spout
Here is an Excellent Civil War Period Tin Coffee Pot ! It is the pattern with a long tubular spout, all soldered construction, and a completely flat bottom. It measures about 9.25 inches tall by 6.875 inches diameter at the base, with a spout that is nearly 4.5 inches long. It has an applied ring at the back to assist in pouring when full and a tear drop shape soldered handle. Now, mostly an old brown patina, all the metal was once painted black with a flower pattern opposite the handle. There are remnants of the black paint, mostly on the solder seams, and a small bit of the flower pattern, that still show, while the bottom has several solder repairs. It has all the characteristics of Civil War Period pots, including a completely flat bottom, and all soldered construction. A Fine Civil War Coffee Pot that will Look Great in Any Mess Display !
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Fine All Soldered Civil War Period Tin Coffee Pot
NEW ! Here is another Fine Civil War Period Soldered Tin Coffee Pot ! It measures about 7.25 inches tall to the top of the pot, almost 9 inches to the top of the knob, and 5.25 inches diameter at the bottom. The tin spout is about 4.5 inches long. The entire pot shows all soldered construction and it has a completely flat bottom. There is a soldered support inside the handle for a better grip, and a curled tin loop on top of it. The knob on the lid is white porcelain and still in good shape. There are remnants of the original tin plating in many places. Just a Great Displaying Civil War Period Soldered Tin Coffee Pot !
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Small or Hip Size Period Liquor Flask w/Pewter Cap & Cup
Here is a Nice 1800’s Glass, Pewter, & Leather Whiskey Flask ! It is a little smaller than the example I just sold, being about 4.75 inches tall by 2.25 inches wide across the upper shoulders. It is glass with a removable pewter cup bottom, and a cork lined pewter screw cap on the top. Although the old tag with it says, “Civil War”, I believe it is post war by a few years as it has a completely smooth bottom. The leather upper is getting brittle with a split seam down one side, but the pewter cap still screws on and off as intended. The pewter cup on bottom is marked “Nimrod” with a riding cap and crop, possibly indicating production in England. From the exterior the little flask looks nearly identical to the Civil War Period examples and it still Displays Great ! [ L.L. #137]
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Original Pack of Civil War Period Matches - Nearly identical to those in the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Here is a Rarely Seen Original Paper Packet of Civil War Period Matches ! The paper pack is in good shape with one small tear or blemish on the top, and one on the bottom. It appears to be full and the matches themselves are in good order, still showing their black sulfur tips. The pack is a little over 2.5 inches tall and about 1.25 inches wide. There is a packet nearly identical to this one pictured in Robert Jones’ book, The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items, and also one in the National Civil War Museum, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A Great Item to Display with a Soldiers Personal items, or in a Mess Display ! [ L.L. ]
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Large Ten Inch Diameter Mid-1800s Wood Drum Style Canteen with Raised Square Spout, Vent Hole & Chain.
Here is an Excellent Condition Mid-1800’s to 1880’s Large Wood Canteen ! It is quite large at approximately 10 inches diameter by about 5 inches wide. The two flat sides are each constructed of three panels, while the 5 inch wide circular edge is constructed of about a dozen wood slats or pieces, all held together with two tin or iron bands. The spout hole has a raised square support around it, like you often see on early British canteens, and just beside it about 2 inches away, there is an air vent with a small copper tube protruding. Directly opposite the spout area, there are wood feet in the slat arrangement, so that you could stand it up on edge. There is an old chain crudely attached to two loops on either side of the spout for carrying or hanging. One of the two bands holding the pieces together is loose, but it still serves its purpose, and won’t just fall off. I have sometimes seen these described as being wagon canteens, but I honestly don’t know. A Fine Displaying 1800’s Wood Canteen ! [L.L.]
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Big 5" Tall by 7 Inch diameter Civil War Period Tin Cooking Pot/Pan
Here is a Wonderful, Civil War Period or possibly Earlier, Tin Sauce Pan or Pot ! At first glance, it has the form of a large tin dipper, but the inordinate large size is convincing that its intended use may have been as a sauce pan or cooking pot. The pan itself measures 5 inches tall, by 5 inches diameter at the base, and 7 inches diameter at the top. The quite sturdy handle is about 7.5 inches long, giving the entire piece a length of approximately 14.5 inches. This thing is big, just seemingly too big, to be a simple dipper. It shows all hand soldered construction, with a completely flat bottom, and a rolled lip at the top edge. Most of the tin shows a nice old mellow brown patina, with the only tin plating still evident being inside the pan. Just a Super Nice Old Soldered Tin Cooking Pot or Pan, that is Rarely Encountered in this size !
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Original Civil War Period Telescoping Cup with Tin Container - Used by Officers & Soldiers
Here is an Excellent Civil War Period Telescoping Pewter Cup with its Original Tin Container ! The tin container measures about 2.75 inches diameter by 1.375 inches tall, and shows soldered construction, as well as remnants of tin plating, and even a tiny bit of Japanning in a few areas. The little cup is still in excellent working order and measures right at 3.25 inches tall when extended, by almost 2.5 inches diameter at the mouth. The whole kit is just in great working order and displays superbly. These telescoping cups were common with officers, and occasionally also found in soldiers’ knapsacks. A Fine Displaying Civil War Period Telescoping Pewter Cup with Its Original Storage Tin !
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Nice Crudely All Soldered Civil War Period or Before Tin Container or Can
Here is a Wonderful Civil War or Pre-Civil War Period Hand Soldered Tin Storage Container ! It measures right at 6 inches diameter by 3.5 inches tall. It shows somewhat sloppy, all hand soldered construction with overlap seams, and all the tin has a nice grayish patina. It has a flat bottom and a flat top on the lid. There are a few areas of minor surface rusting, but nothing serious. I’m really not sure what its purpose was, but it has been suggested that it might have been to hold coffee or coffee beans, just don’t know. I am sure that the methods of construction it displays definitely date it to the Civil War or Pre-Civil War Period. It could be displayed as is, but would surely look neat full of dug Civil War Bullets too !A Fine Displaying Civil War or Earlier Tin Container !
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Nice Almost Relic Condition M1858 Smoothside Canteen w/Pewter Spout & All Three Sling Loops
Here is a Nice M1858 U.S. Smooth side Canteen, with Pewter Spout and all three Sling Loops Present ! It is in “relic” condition with an overall brown surface showing pitting and a bit of rusting, but still solid. The pewter spout has a ventilation hole and is still tight. This was the most common Union canteen of the war and the one usually carried in the early years. This M1858 Smooth side Canteen has a Nice “Relic” Look and Displays Great !
RARE Pattern Confederate Tin Drum Canteen w/Spout Support - Spout & All Three Sling Loops Intact
Here is an Excellent Confederate Tin Drum Canteen Variant ! It is a known pattern with two examples pictured in the book, Civil War Canteens, by Sylvia & O’Donnell, on page 57. Like one of the examples in the book, this one measures right at 6.25 inches diameter by 1.75 inches wide. All the metal shows surface rusting but nothing serious, and there are no apparent holes, though there is one small separation on one side of the spout base. The spout base is re-enforced with a separate piece of tin, that surrounds it, and is soldered to the top of the canteen. The books says, “The additional support for the spout was probably in response to complaints from the field. Although rare, enough still exist to indicate a sizable production.” A Super Nice Displaying and Uncommon Confederate Tin Drum Canteen !
Superb Example of the Classic Confederate Tin Drum Canteen w/All Three Sling Loops & Tall Spout
Here is an Excellent Condition, Confederate Tin Drum Canteen ! It has two flat faces, all soldered construction, and an unusually tall tin spout. It is almost what you might call, an “archetypal” example of the Confederate Tin Drum Canteen. All the tin has a smooth grayish brown patina, with just a couple of small areas showing moderate surface rusting. Most notably, there are no dents or pushes anywhere on the canteen. The body itself measures 5.875 inches in diameter by 2.0 inches wide, with a spout that is 1.5 inches tall. That spout is taller than some, but there is an almost identical canteen to this one pictured in the book, Civil War Canteens, by Sylvia & O’Donnell, that even has the same length spout. That example is on page 54 of the book, and the accompanying description notes that it was once on display in the Old Danner Museum at Gettysburg, and that REBEL was painted on it during the late nineteenth century. I have owned quite a few Confederate Tin Drum Canteens, but this one is by far the Most Superb Example !
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