J.C. Johnson & Co. Canteen, Original
Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:58 PM
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:05 PM
Middle wording on the strap is "U.S. Inspector" and the line above it would be the Inspector's name, usually a first initial, second initial, then last name. Nice canteen by the way. There's also most likely a date underneath "JC Johnson&Co", although it might be hard to determine. It might be Feb 5, 65.
Edited by aznation, 28 June 2017 - 03:10 PM.
Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:20 PM
I would guess it's Civil War vintage. Do you know when that maker was in business? A great piece of history in any event.
Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:21 PM
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:56 AM
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