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Non-Dug artifacts From The Civil War Era
Misc. Non-Excavated
1862 - 1863 Production Bullseye Canteen With Philadelphia Maker
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This is a very attractive original Civil War soldier's canteen. This is the style referred to by collectors as the "Bullseye" pattern because of the reinforcement rings that were designed on the side of the canteen body. The canteen still retains about 90% of the original woven cover. It has all three of the original strap loops present on the sides of the canteen. It has the original shoulder sling intact as well. The strap is made of the herringbone pattern cotton material. At the top of the canteen it has the original pewter spout intact with a cork stopper still present. You can clearly see the maker's mark of "C.H. & Co. PHILA." This is the marking of the firm of Code, Hopper & Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were in business with Government contracts in only 1862 and 1863. In those 2 years they held contracts for a total of 118,867 canteens but the 1st 26,667 were with unmarked spouts. This means that this one is definitely a Civil War production canteen and not a post war one. It also has the original topper and cork with the string tying it in place. This is a nice use but not abused canteen with cover, stopper and strap from a fine Philadelphia maker. THIS ITEM IS FEATURED ON OUR SHILOHRELICS YOUTUBE CHANNEL. HERE IS A LINK SO YOU CAN SEE WHY WE THOUGHT IT WAS NEAT ENOUGH FOR A VIDEO: BULLSEYE CANTEEN


Item #: B769
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Your Price:$495.00 USD
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