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    Very Rare Mess Kit Made to Accompany the Bartholomae Filter Canteen. Made as an accessory to attach to the shoulder straps of Charles Bartholomae's 1861 patent filter canteen is this five-pocket glazed leather pouch designed to hold a soldier's mess essentials. The pockets contain a folding wooden handle, three-tined fork, spoon and matching table knife (blade marked "J. Russell & Co / Green River Works") as well as two small oval canisters for carrying various condiments, candles, etc. As expected, this utilitarian novelty has seen much use, but is very sound and only missing the three small buttons that close the flap and the two loops on the reverse that attach it to the canteen strap. There are only some minor scuff marks and tiny splits in the leather. Certainly an item that would be prized by any soldier and a rare addition to any collection of soldier memorabilia.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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