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Civilian medicinal canteen with document (SHOULD BE REMOVED AND STORED WITH SILVER COLLECTION)

Object Number: 
INV.1054
Date: 
1940-1960
Medium: 
Steel, tin, wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 2 x 8 1/4 in. ( 25.4 x 5.1 x 21 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: front: "THE/TRADE MARK/Gillette/METAL/PATENT APPLIED FOR" stamped: stopper: "A. SCHRADER'S SON, INC. N.Y. PAT. MAR. 27, 06 & 0CT. 27, 08./ALSO PAT. IN RUSSIA./GERMANY-GT, BRITAIN-JAPAN-AUSTRALIA-AUSTRIA-FRANCE"
Description: 
Steel, tin, and wool canteen; circular steel body with flared, cylindrical mouthpiece, chain-connected tin screw-in stopper, and buff wool felt cover; stamped marks on front and stopper.
Gallery Label: 
This canteen was probably a civilian medicinal canteen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Emil Handel, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group