Canteen w/strap attachment

Object Number: 
X.229
Date: 
1890-1918
Medium: 
Tin, cotton, wood, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. ( 22.2 x 19.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: front cover: "U.S./crossed rifles/72/VIR" printed: back cover: "63"
Description: 
Tin, cotton, wood, iron, and brass canteen; oblate, circular tin body with canvas cover, cylindrical mouthpiece with chain-fastened cork stopper capped by iron ring, and canvas sling fastened to iron loops on sides of canteen; printed marks on both sides of cover.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group