High Quality Revolutionary War Soldier’s Wooden Canteen
c. 1780 Revolutionary War Era, Soldier’s Wooden Canteen with Iron Bands and Metal Spout, Choice Extremely Fine.
This impressive “museum” quality original Military Style Wooden Water Canteen measures about 7.25” wide x 8” tall x 4.25” thick. Revolutionary War Army and/or State Militia Soldiers would be required to bring a portable water canteen when reporting for duty. This example has an unusual and rare feature being a 1/2” raised metal drinking spout, lacking the plug. The solid wood and iron strapped surfaces have a nice natural even patina with a fabulous intrinsic design as the wood itself is slightly recessed in its central areas, apparently being specially picked to use for this more decorative feature. At center of each side are 2” tall oval decorations perfectly scribed for added design. This example is similar to that shown on page 60 of “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann and Frank J. Kravic. All metal portions remain intact and the two raised portions added to hold leather carrying straps are in excellent original shape. Overall, a very high quality rare style Revolutionary War Soldier’s Wooden Canteen that is attractive for any display.