Beautiful Period Britania Telescoping/Folding Cup w/"Meridan" Maker's Marks on Nicely Japanned Tin Container
Here is a Beautifully Preserved Civil War Period Telescoping Cup with it’s Original Japanned Tin Container ! The condition of both the cup and the tin container is just absolutely amazing ! The little tin probably retains at least 90% of its original japanning in superb condition, with the maker’s marks still easily legible on the top of the lid. It reads; “Pocket Drinking Cup – Meriden Britannia Co. - Meriden Conn.” The cup itself is also in wonderful condition, still functioning perfectly and retaining a beautiful sheen. The tin container is about 2.75 inches diameter by 1.5 inches tall, while the cup itself when extended measures 2.5 inches diameter across the top, and right at 3 inches tall.Typical of “Pocket” cups often carried by officers and soldiers, this one is really a First Rate Example !
$125 plus shipping
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 !
$750 plus shipping
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 !
$750 plus shipping
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 !
$295 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 !
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 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, thin stamped sheet iron, with a rolled edge lip, and lots of tin plating remaining. It shows some staining, wear, and loss of the tin plating, but is actually in very good condition, and likely saw moderate use in a homestead of the period, before being replaced with china. Spoon has an early maker’s mark of “Hall & Elton”, and swell on the stem just before the bowl. The period 3-tine fork and knife have matching wood handles with brass pins and no maker’s marks. Another set I got some time ago from a good friend/customer who is always on the lookout for Civil War Period tin ware, 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 what you would find in many Civil War Soldier’s Knapsacks ! It will make a Great Mess Equipment Display !
$135 plus shipping
Fine Civil War Period Soldered Tin Cup - 4 Inches Diameter
Here is an Excellent Civil War Period Soldered Tin Cup ! 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/stew from a large kettle. A Nice Civil War Period Tin Cup that Displays Great !
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 !
$95 plus shipping
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 !
$75 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 personalpot. 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 tinplating left. All soldered construction crudely done in places,and a completely flat bottom are evidence of Civil WarPeriod manufacture. Some minor surface rusting but Idon’t see any holes. Lid still opens and closes nicely andretains its small little rolled lift handle. A Super Nice Small Civil War Coffee Pot !
$75 plus shipping
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 !
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 !
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