Small Officer belt styleTin Militia Canteen
A great small blackened tin canteen that was used by officers of the militia. The attached loop on the back made it able to be carried on their belts. The cork stopper is missing, the top of the canteen has some minor denting and some of the black has worn thin. These little canteens did not hold a large quantity but they were often known to carry spirits stronger that water.
Voici une rare gourde dont le systhéme d'attache diverge des traditionnelles attaches de bandoulière.
On comprendra aisément que ce mode d'attache est été abandonné rapidement, puisque pour pouvoir boire il fallait dégraffer son ceinturon