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Non-Dug Items Used by Soldiers and on the Homefront
Authentic Artifacts from the Revolutionary War Era thru About 1840
Wonderful War of 1812 "Cheesebox" Style Soldier's Canteen By Burr
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This is a fantastic piece from the War of 1812 era. This is a wood drum soldier's canteen. This pattern is often referred to as the "Cheese box" canteen since they look like the shape of the old wooden boxes that they would age cheese inside of. This one has a very nice untouched look. It still retains a fine amount of the original black tone paint on the outside. When you look on the side it has the name "J. BURR" stamped into the wood. On page 281 of the canteen book by Mike O'Donnell it ha this marking and states that the maker is John Burr. He is believe to be the brother of Elisha that also made these canteens. John was in Hingham, Massachusetts. Burr lived from 1791 until 1857 and he made many of these quality pieces of this timeframe. On the other side it has the outline where it is painted with "M.S." for the state of Massachusetts. It still has the original small wooden nails holding the wooden pieces together. On the sides it has all three of the small leather strap loops intact. Most of the time they are missing in action. It measures 7-1/4ths inches across the body and is 2-1/2 inches thick. This is a wonderful piece of early American history.

Item #: A9599
Price: $650.00 USD (Sale Pending)
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