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    Superb Civil War Complete Philadelphia Depot Six-Ring Canteen, Circa 1862. Measuring approximately 8-inches in diameter. Complete with heavy twill brown jean cloth cover, stopper and sling. An old piece of string has replaced the stopper chain. Marked "C.H. & Co. Phila" on the neck of the spout. This canteen likely manufactured from July to September 1862 to fulfill a government contract for 85,000 canteens. Code, Hopper and Company was primarily a gas meter manufacturing firm before becoming a government contractor. [Mike O'Donnell, U.S. Army & Militia Canteens 1775-1910, pages 122-123].

    Condition: Very good to excellent. Lacking the stopper chain, as noted. Some yellowing to cloth covering and sling from age, but little or no signs of apparent use.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    10th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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