An U.S. Army 'cheese box' canteen with Massachusetts militia markings
Lot 5243
A U.S. Army 'cheese box' canteen with Massachusetts militia markings
Sold for US$ 351 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A U.S. Army 'cheese box' canteen with Massachusetts militia markings
circa 1812-40
The black-painted wooden canteen painted on one side M.S., the M overpainted with a US; reverse maker marked E. Burr above a crudely incised R S; sides fitted with three leather straps for the suspension cord.
Condition: Showing wear and scattered marks, the US and MS faded.
(Diameter: 7".)
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