Lot 26: 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 5/16? in length, approximately 5 1/2? in diameter at its widest point, and approximately 4 3/8? in diameter at the circular end panels. The canteen is sturdily constructed of wooden staves held by four riveted iron bands, and the bung is likewise bordered by a darkly patinated, octagonal iron plate. A U-shaped wire bail is attached via two welded eyelets mounted on the inner bands. This is an attractive late 18th/early 19th century canteen, and is in fine condition overall.
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