SCARCE ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR GLASS CANTEEN, COVER & STRAP!
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Sold Date: 07/28/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Though a leather covered glass canteen might seem a bit impractical on a Civil War battlefield, specimens have been positively attributed as having been used during the war. This example has a flattened round body made of thick glass. It has a cork stopper attached to a turned wood plug. Canteen measures 6-1/2" in diameter and approximately 2-3/4" deep. Thick leather cover is painted black and stitched around the canteen. Cover was constructed with an open seam on the face of one side. The adjustable leather shoulder strap is 3/4" wide and has a brass buckle. The strap is dyed black on the outside. T are stamped letters on the inside of the strap. I believe they read "CDCS I GA". The "A" is difficult to make out. Some crazing and paint loss to leather cover and strap. Overall, this piece is complete and in very good condition with no breaks or repairs. For a reference on this type of canteen, please see pg. 17 in the first addition of "Warman's Civil War Collectibles" by John Graf. I picked this item up with several other Civil War pieces which will be auctioned off in the next several weeks. Thanks for looking!BUYERS: INSURANCE AND DELIVERY CONFIRMATION ARE INCLUDED IN SHIPPING COST. THIS ITEM SHIPPED TO U.S. ADDRESSES ONLY. PLEASE READ ALL PAYMENT AND SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO BIDDING. THANK YOU.
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