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Hello picked this up from a friend he thought that it could be from the Spanish American War or Earlier. I have no clue what I have here, there are no markings. This bag is quite large, anyone have an idea of the era? Thanks

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Wake,

 

Your pack is unlike any I have ever seen or owned from this period. Here is the typical pack, or as it is properly called, Blanket bag, from that period (please note, these bags were used as late as 1916 by NG regiments in Mexico, hence the later uniform this is shown on).

 

Here, the leather straps are attached to the top of the bag's body by rectangular loops only, then hooked into D-rings at the bottom, i.e., they can be separated fairly easily and in no way permanantly attacked to the body. Such a configuration would not appear until the 1910 haversack.

There was another pack used also, the Merriam Pack, but that never saw wide spread usage.

 

I might guess your pack may be foreign made, but I could not be certain.

Hopefully you get more hits on this...

Hope this sorta helps...

 

TR

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Thanks for the info it shares a similar design but lacks some of the same parts. Also very nice display

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Wake1941,

 

Thanks for that.

Hopefully you get a definitive answer...I'm somewhat curious myself...

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My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017
My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968
My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,
wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862,

died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

 

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