Beautiful War of 1812, Robin's Egg Blue CheeseBox Canteen with Stenciled Letters - " E.K. "
Here is a Wonderful “War of 1812”, Wood Cheese Box Canteen ! It shows the typical construction of two wood faces, secured by a tightly wrapped edge or rim of wood, without metal bands, and having no spout. Usually these sported three leather sling loops, and though this has only one remaining that is unattached, you can still see the rose head tacks, where all three would have been attached. The canteen still retains a generous amount of its original dark robin’s egg blue paint, that really looks great, showing some small areas of loss, mostly around the edges, with the typical use dings and scratches but nothing major. Stenciled on the front in black are the large capital letters, “ E. K. “ which also still show very well. These letters could possibly be a soldier’s initials but more likely the name of the Militia Unit he served in. The bung hole or spout area shows no signs of mouse damage, as sometimes seen on wooden canteens. Overall, Just a Beautiful Blue “Cheese Box” or War of 1812 Canteen with Black Stenciled Letters “ E. K. “ ! [ L.L. ]
$675 plus shipping
Original Colonial or Revolutionary War Ice Creepers
Here is a Very Good Condition Pair of Revolutionary War Period Ice Creepers ! The ancient iron spikes are mounted on wood platforms or soles that once had leather straps, but are now long gone. They are mounted with what looks a lot like the musket stock screws of the period. The platforms measure about 10.5 inches long by 3.75 inches across the middle of the front, and 2.5 inches at the middle of the heel. On the sides of the platforms at the end of each pair of spikes, there are remnants of the leather straps, still held on with square or rose head tacks. Both wood platforms show a crack or two, but are still basically intact. These would have been useful in most of the New England States, both for Soldiers & Civilians. A Nice late 1700s Pair of Wood Platform Ice Creepers ![ L.L. ]
$185 plus shipping
Small Tin Drum Militia Canteen - All Soldered
Here is a Fine Pre-War or Civil War Period Tin Drum Militia Canteen ! It still has the tin spout, all three sling loops, and a single wide tin belt loop present, all in good order. The canteen shows all soldered construction, with one side flat and the other convex. Typical in size of many mid-1800s militia canteens, the body of the canteen measures 4.5 inches diameter by 1.5 inches wide, with the tin spout being just a tiny bit over half an inch tall. The very wide belt loop on the reverse would accept up to about a 3.25 inch belt. I see no holes or rusted thru areas, and all the tin wears a very nice old gray patina. Just a Fine Civil War Period Tin Drum Militia Canteen ! [ L.L. ]