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U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

Object Number: 
X.233
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Tin, wool, pewter, leather, iron, wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 7 7/8 in. ( 25.4 x 20 cm )
Marks: 
stenciled: front cover: "LBS/NY (foliate)/8TH CO"
Description: 
Tin, wool, pewter, leather, iron, wood, and brass canteen; oblate, circular tin body with brown wool cover, cylindrical pewter mouthpiece with cork stopper capped by iron ring that fastens with brass chain to tin loop on left side of canteen, and black leather strap fastened to loop on right side; stenciled mark on front cover.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group