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Very early Wooden Canteen, Rev. War - Civil War

$425.00

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I recently acquired this interesting piece, and rather referring to it as a canteen, early on it would be known as a “wooden bottle” because of its age. It was made in the later part of the 1700s and probably around during the American Revolution and could have been used through the War of 1812 and even into the Civil War.

It measures 10” wide with a diameter of 6 ¼” and has tightly fitted oak staves, held in place by wooden hoops tongued together. It has a raised “bung” with a narrow hole. There appears to be remnants of an old mustard colored paint. In my recent book “The Civil War Canteen – Third Edition”, I discuss these early examples (see pictures). Possibly used for medical or on a wagon.

Usually with these early canteens the hoops are loose as well as the staves. This example remains very tight and would make a great addition to any collection. Very hard to find in this condition.

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