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    Blue Kersey Covered Philadelphia Depot Canteen with Soldier-Installed Leather Strap. This concentric ring canteen has great character and shows the work of an inventive enlisted man. The cloth strap has been removed and in its place two leather thongs have been woven through the brackets and then tied through a wider piece of leather, perhaps from another piece of equipment, to be used as the shoulder strap. Nicely stenciled on one side of the cover is a white "P. C." over "E," obviously the owner's initials and company designation. The original stopper remains but the fastening twine is gone. The vestiges of the Haddon, Porter and Booth contractor's marks are visible under the rim. The canteen is overall dirty but sound, with only one or two minor holes in the cover and some flaking and crazing in places on the strap. An especially attractive example of a soldier's handiwork.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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