Here is a Very Nice Displaying Civil War Period Tin Cup ! It is a little smaller than some, but shows all the characteristics of Civil War manufacture. It measures 3.625 inches in diameter by 2.75 inches tall. It has a teardrop shaped handle that was soldered on at the top and bottom, though the bottom of it has come loose. It shows soldered seams and a completely flat solder attached bottom. The body shows quite a bit of surface rusting, but that could easily be toned down with a light application of oil, and would give the iron more of a uniform gray color you often see in Civil War tin. The top has a rolled lip, and the entire cup looks like it came out of somebody’s barn or smokehouse. A Nice Civil War Period Tin Cup with a Relic Look !
$45 plus shipping
Fine Civil War Period Tin Plate with Utensils
NEW ! Here is a Fine Civil War Period Tin Mess Plate with Fork, Spoon, & Knife !The plate is the standard for the period, nine inch diameter, tin plated, thinstampediron with a rolled lip at the edge. It shows some old staining or discoloration but is in very good condition, and likely saw modest use in a homestead of the period. Table spoon has a period maker’s mark, and swell on the stem just before the bowl, fork is typical 3-tine and knife is nearly a match. Got these recently from a good friend/customer who is interested in any Civil War period tin ware, always on the lookout, and we do some trading. Just a Real Nice Set, that is typical of the mess equipment you would find in many Civil War Soldiers’ Knapsacks !
$125 plus shipping
Huge Nearly 2 Gallon Capacity Civil War Tin Coffee Pot w/Lid & Wire Bail
NEW ! Here is a GIANT Civil War Period Tin Coffee Pot ! This one is huge, having a capacity of almost 2 gallons,and would have served a large “mess” or company. It has a sturdy iron wire bail for hanging, a tipping handle on the bottom back to assist in pouring when it was full, and a fashioned tin loop for removing the lid. It shows soldered construction, a bit sloppy in places, and a completely flat bottom. There are a few small areas of surface rusting, where I applied a light oil, but most of the metal has a nice smooth gray patina. This pot measures about 11 inches tall to the top edge, and 12.25 inches to the top of the lid loop. It is 10.25 inches diameter at the base and 6.5 inches diameter at the top. It is really huge ! Embossed into the back surface is a maker’s mark of, “Std. F. & R. Co. Lou. KY.” This may have been a short lived Louisville, Kentucky, manufacturer as research revealed almost nothing about them.In the first picture I have a “regulation” size tin cup [ Not included ] sitting beside the pot to illustrate its huge size. This is the largest example of a Civil War tin coffee pot I have ever had, and it was found here in my own backyard of Northwest Arkansas. A Great Displaying Huge Civil War Tin Coffee Pot !
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Very Nice Relic Condition Civil War Period Food or Ration Can
Here is a Nice Relic Condition Civil War Period Ration or Food Can ! It shows soldered construction, a large hole rusted thru one side, and looks like it was opened at the top with a knife. It still retains a good portion of its integrity though and all the remaining rolled iron is stable. The can is still its full height with the bottom nicely intact as well, showing the dollar size center piece that was sloppily soldered on. It measures about 4.5 inches tall by 3.375 inches diameter. Nothing has been done except to wash it off thoroughly, and a light coat of rust neutralizer would make it ready to display. A Fine Relic Condition Civil War Period Ration Can !
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Fine Large "Mess Size" Civil War Period Tin Coffee Pot with Bale for Hanging Over a Campfire
Here is one of the Bigger Civil War Period Coffee Pots I’ve Seen ! It is definitely “Mess” size, probably making 8-10 modern cups. Measuring 9.5” tall, it is 8.25” diameter at the base, and 5.5” diameter at the top, and though having a handle, it also has a wire bail for hanging over a campfire. It shows all soldered construction including the seams, handle, spout, and completely flat bottom. All the metal wears a mellow old grayish patina with a minimum of surface rusting. The lid has a turned wooden knob with remnants of black paint, and still goes on and off the pot very well. The only flaw I see at all on the entire pot is a separated seam on the left side of the spout, from the top edge about 1.25” inches down the spout. Though it would not serve well if you wanted to pour coffee, it is hardly noticeable and doesn’t keep this pot from displaying wonderfully. This is Just a Nice Large Civil War Period Coffee Pot that Displays Great !
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Beautiful Little Personal Size Civil War Period Soldered Tin Coffee Pot
Here is a Beautiful Little Tin Civil War Period Coffee Pot !
I think this one would really have been considered a personal
pot. Just 4.5 inches diameter at the base, and 5.25 inches tall,
it would barely have made two cups when completely full ! The iron shows a wonderful patina with no signs of the tin
plating left. All soldered construction crudely done in places,
and a completely flat bottom are evidence of Civil War
Period manufacture. Some minor surface rusting but I
don’t see any holes. Lid still opens and closes nicely and
retains its small little rolled lift handle. A Super Nice
Small Civil War Coffee Pot !
$75 plus shipping
Nice All Soldered Civil War Period Coffee Pot
Here is a Beautifully Preserved Civil War Period Tin Coffee Pot ! I say tin, but like most “tin” products of the period it is actually thin rolled iron that originally had tin plating. This one still shows a few hints of the tin plating here and there though most is gone. The remaining metal though has a wonderful old grayish patina all over. The pot shows crudely soldered construction throughout including the seams, spout, and handle. The bottom is completely flat. The pot measures approximately 7.5 inches tall by 6.125 inches diameter at the base. There are no holes evident anywhere though there are one or two solder repairs on the base that were likely holes. Just a Great Looking Civil War Period Coffee Pot that Will Look Sharp in any Mess Equipment Collection !
Excellent Little Civil War Period Soldered Tin Mucket w/Bale
Here is a Wonderful Tiny Little Civil War Period Tin Mucket ! This neat piece of Tinware measures just 2.375 inches tall by about 3.0 inches diameter. The metal shows rusting in several places with some surface roughness, but I don’t see any holes.It has a wire bale for picking up or carrying, a small wire finger ring on top of the lid, and shows all soldered construction including the seams, the bale attachments and the completely flat bottom. I am confident of it being Civil War Period, but unsure of what it was originally intended for. Likely a household item rather than military, it might have contained something like sugar. It would definitely look right at home in any period officer’s mess or table display. A quite uncommon little Civil War Period Tin Mucket that Displays Great !
Nice US 1858 Smoothside Canteen with Pewter Spout & Partial Strap
Here is a Nice Original US 1858 Smoothside Canteen ! It is the pattern with a pewter spout instead of tin, still nicely intact, and having a small vent hole in it. All the metal wears a nice gray patina with a few areas of surface rusting that would easily clean up, and the usual use dings and dents on both sides. All three soldered sling loops are still present and tight as well. There is a remnant of the original cotton sling strung thru the loops and tied in a knot, and once you see it in hand there is no doubt it is the original sling. Just a Good Example of the 1858 Smoothside Canteen carried by thousands of Union Troops !
Nice ca. 1840s-1850s Painted Tin Drum Militia Canteen
Here is an Excellent 1850’s Painted Tin Drum Militia Canteen ! These small canteens were quite popular before the Civil War in New England Militia Companies, and often decorated to denote the company identity. This example measures 4.25 inches in diameter, not including the spout, by about 1.5 inches wide. It has one flat side and one convex side, and the tin spout and all three tin sling loops are still present. Though looking a bit blue in my pictures, the body of the canteen is black, with a gold 6-point star on the convex side, and gold letters, “D.G” on the flat side. There is some loss to the gold of the star but it still displays well, as do the letters. The bottom is slightly dented and there is one separation of the seams on the flat side, near the spout, that can be seen in my third picture. The canteen originated in New Hampshire and though there were many Antebellum Militia Companies there, at first I could only find one that had a name to match the letters D.G, the “Deerfield Guards.” However, a little more research revealed the more likely candidates, a unit that initially organized in 1808, was still around in 1838, and likely didn’t muster out until the 1850s. That unit was the “Dublin Grenadiers,” of Dublin, New Hampshire. With an armory in town, very fancy uniforms, and the longevity of the unit, this canteen is much more likely to have been part of their equipment. That plus the fact that the man I bought it from lived just a few miles from Dublin, just about convinced me. Though I can’t positively say that unit used this canteen, it is still a Fine Example of a ca. 1840s-1850’s Painted Tin Drum Canteen for Militia !
Civil War U.S. Bullseye Canteen with Nicely Intact Brown Wool Cover
Here is an Excellent U.S. Bullseye Canteen with Its Original Brown Wool Cover in Very Good Condition ! The cover shows the typical staining, more on one side than the other, hand stitching around the sling loops and spout opening, but is nearly all intact. The cork on the stopper is 98% intact though showing its age, and a tiny bit prone to flaking. All the visible tin, such as the sling loops and that visible just under the spout shows a wonderful old patina that is undoubtedly produced by advanced age. Pewter spout is also in good condition though unmarked as to maker, as many tens of thousands were. The cover is in such good condition that if this canteen had the cotton/linen sling, it would sell in the neighborhood of $400 to $450. It is priced accordingly though, and is going to make a Fine addition to someone’s collection. A Very Nice Civil War Period U.S. Bullseye Canteen with Cover !
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