Lot 25: Revolutionary War–Era Barrel-Type Canteen
12th July 2017
A fairly typical 18th/early 19th century canteen of the type used by farmers and laborers, as well as Revolutionary War militia units. The canteen measures 7? in length, approximately 4 7/8? in diameter at its widest point, and approximately 3 7/8? in diameter at the circular end panels. The canteen is constructed of wooden staves, once held by four riveted iron bands, but now only the end bands remain. Additionally, the staves have old stress cracks running around the circumference. One of the staves has a trapezoidal projection, about 3/4? in height, which serves as the spout, and a previous owner has hand-carved his initials into one of the end panels: “PP.” This is an attractive late 18th/early 19th century canteen, and is in about good condition overall.
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