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    Complete Mulligan's Patent Canteen and Mess Kit with Carrying Strap. This inventive canteen also served as a mess kit with three eating and cooking utensils that nested inside each other. Made of sturdy tin, the device measures 8" tall x 6" wide x 3¼" thick. Disassembled, there are two mess pans with folding iron wire handles and a smaller "soup pan" in addition to the canteen section. The highlight of this example is the very rarely encountered leather carrying strap, essentially a series of stout leather thongs that wrap around the device and end with an adjustable shoulder strap, all of which is in perfect condition. The canteen, too, is excellent without rust or any major dents. It is stamped in two places with the initials "R" and "M" for the patentee. A very useful and creative item for the Civil War soldier.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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