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    Early Philadelphia Depot Canteen with Original Leather Strap. Probably manufactured in the summer of 1862, this concentric ring canteen has its original leather strap as provided on many of the first canteens issued from Philadelphia. The introduction of "rings" to improve the strength of the canteen body in July, 1862 and the depot's final switch to cloth canteen straps a month later underlines the transitional nature of this rare piece. The full length brown leather strap is supple and the brown wool covering is excellent. The number "27" is stenciled on one side in white. A fine example of a scarce canteen in remarkable condition.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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