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    Complete Montgomery Patent Canteen with "Funnel" Top. Patented by J. A. Montgomery on September 24, 1861 this oblate spheroid pattern canteen resembles the Model 1858 as issued by the U. S. Army, however it has a tin overlay on the top third. When removed and turned over, the overlay forms a funnel with a smaller tube in place to allow air to escape when filling or drinking. With the stopper in place, the funnel can serve as a drinking cup. This exact canteen is pictured in Sylvia and O'Donnell's classic book Civil War Canteens on page 162. The gray wool cover is in excellent condition and the canteen has its full cotton strap. Even the original twine holding the stopper is in place.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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