Cheesebox style canteen C1815-25.
A colorful example of painted militia equipment for American militia of the first quarter of the 19th Century. This canteen is painted in a medium green with an 8 pointed star in brick red. Known as the “cheese box” style, made of two round side panels, and encircled with a one piece side, with an overlapping section coming to a point, all box nailed into place. The overlapping has a Shaker look to it, and might place this canteen from the Western Mass- Eastern New York area, but this is an educated guess.
Leather sling guides are nailed to the side (3) and were added after the painting was finished.
A tight example in fine condition for its age. The wood plug offers a good look, but is not the original.
7 inches diameter, 2 3/8 wide.
No history with this one.