Cool Civil War Period "Relic Condition" Tinned Copper Mess Plate
NEW ! Here is a Very Cool Tin Plated Copper Mess Plate with a Super Relic Look ! I have owned two or three of these copper plates that were dug in campsites, and have one my cousin dug, in my personal collection, but I Never realized they might have been tin plated at one time ! All the examples I’ve seen were just the raw green patinaed copper. Of course, if they’ve been in the ground for 150 + years, it just goes to reason that the tin plating would be long gone. I’m not sure if this one was ever in the ground, but suspect it may be a barn or outbuilding find. It measures ten inches in diameter, and the top shows maybe 80-90% of the original tin plating still intact, though there is some rusting especially around the outside of the rim. There are no cracks or other damage and the plate still retains its shape well. The bottom shows no evidence of tin at all, but I don’t know if it was originally not plated, or that side suffered most from the weather or elements. It just shows a very nice old green patina. I added some non dug period utensils, a fork, spoon, and knife. If You’re Looking for a Civil War Period Plate with a Definite “Relic” Look, this one Displays Great !
$165 plus shipping
Nice Civil War Period Nine Inch Tin Plate w/Period Fork, Spoon, & Knife
NEW ! Here is an Excellent Civil War Period Tin Plate w/Period Fork, Spoon, & Knife ! The plate is the standard nine inch diameter, actually thin stamped sheet iron, with a rolled edge lip, and only tin plated. 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 an early maker’s mark of “Hall & Elton”, and swell on the stem just before the bowl, fork is typical 3-tine and knifeis nearly a match. Got these a while back from a good friend/customer who is interested in any Civil War period tin ware, always on the lookout, and we do some trading. This plate is a REAL Period Tin Plate, and NOT a pie pan, as is often seen described as a Civil War Plate. A Very Nice Civil War Period Tin Plate & Utensils,typical of the mess equipment you would find in many Civil War Soldiers’ Knapsacks!
$135 plus shipping
Nice Civil War Period Soldered Tin Cup
NEW ! Here is a Fine Displaying Civil War Period Tin Cup ! Though it is not the larger or so-called, “regulation” size, it is made of heavy sheet iron, and is heavier than most cups this size I have had. It shows a ribbed body, all soldered construction, and a completely flat bottom. It has a tear-drop shape handle still firmly attached, and a rolled lip that is flat on the sides. It measures about 3.25 inches in diameter by 3.125 inches tall. I see no holes. Just a Nice Civil War Period Tin Cup that Will Look Perfect in a Mess Display !
$50 plus shipping
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 !
$150 plus shipping
Fine U.S. Civil War Period "Bullseye Canteen" w/All 3 Straploops & Pewter Spout Intact
Here is a Fine Relic Condition Civil War Period U.S. “Bullseye” Canteen ! It is the pattern with a drilled hole in the pewter spout, presumably to allow the water to run out better. The body is in good condition showing some surface rust, and 5 small rust-thru holes, but still strong and displaying well. The pewter spout is present and tight as are all three of the original strap loops. It shows five concentric rings on each side, with a small dent on the upper right of one side. These “bullseye” or corrugated canteens first appeared about 1862, and though fairly common, they aren’t seen quite as often as the 1858 pattern smooth side examples. A Fine Displaying U.S. Civil War Bullseye Canteen !
$175 plus shipping
Nice Civil War Period "Raised Ring" Tin Drum Canteen - w/Screw Cap & All Three Sling Loops
Here is a Nice Civil War Period Tin Drum Canteen w/Zinc Screw Cap & All Three Sling Loops Intact ! It measures about 6.25 inches diameter and approximately 1.25 inches wide between the convex sides, just an inch across the flat between the seams. It shows all soldered construction, including the loops and spout, and the screw cap still works just as it should. The two convex sides each have a raised concentric ring, outside of a raised circular center, and the design is almost identical to a couple of patterns in Sylvia & O’Donnell’s book, Civil War Canteens, on pages 86 & 88, though those canteens have standard tin spouts. The book does mention that screw caps are known on Civil War Period Canteens, and illustrates a cap similar to this one on page 72. There are several rust-thru holes together near the bottom of one side, and a few scattered small holes on the other. The top of the zinc cap has a logo or monogram on it, but I am unaware if it represents the manufacturer or not, as I found little research about it. Many of this pattern of canteen are missing the cap when found, but this one was fortunately there. Though I notice several folks calling this a “Confederate” Tin Drum, there is also evidence that they were actually used by both sides. Still A Nice & Uncommon Pattern of the Civil War Period Tin Drum Canteen !
GIANT Civil War Period Tin Boiler Shaped Like a Cup - Six Inches Diameter by 4.5 Inches Tall.
Here is a GIANT Civil War Period Tin Boiler, that at first glance sure looks like a period cup ! It is not a cup however, measuring 6.0 inches in diameter, by 4.5 inches tall! I have never seen one this big, and I actually think it might be a boiler, for soup or stew, for 3-4 people. In the first picture it is shown beside a period tin cup that measures about 3.25 inches by 3.25 inches, which is not included, but only shown for scale. This big boiler shows all soldered construction, a teardrop shape handle, a rib about three quarters of the way up the body, and a completely flat bottom. All the tin [ actually rolled sheet iron ] shows a wonderful gray patina, and I see no holes or active rusting anywhere. I seriously doubt you will find another anytime soon. Just a Super Neat and Uncommonly Large Piece of Civil War Period Tinware !
Nice Relic Condition Civil War Period Tin Cup
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
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
Huge Nearly 2 Gallon Capacity Civil War Tin Coffee Pot w/Lid & Wire Bail
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 !
$125 plus shipping
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 !
$100 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 !
Very Nice Dug Civil War Period Sardine Can
Here is a Very Well Preserved Civil War Period Tin Sardine Can ! Many times when these are recovered they have been smashed flat, but this one retains nearly it’s original form. It was cut open on one side, and the other side is thin with some small holes and broken areas on the inside, but the entire can has been treated with a rust neutralizer now, and is stable and strong. You can also see a spot of solder at the top, where the seam of the side panel is. The can measures about 4.25 inches long by 3 inches wide, and approximately 1.5 inches tall. Recovered at Cold Harbor, Virginia, this is an Excellent Civil War Soldier’s Tin Sardine Can !
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