U.S. Regulation tin canteen, Model 1858. Flattened spherical, smooth-sided canteen with cylindrical spout and three equidistant small brackets for the carrying strap or sling at the shoulders and bottom. Folded seam around perimeter. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1860 - 1865
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
pewter (collar; spout material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 8 5/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 6.35 cm x 21.9075 cm x 19.3675 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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