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Posted 4 years ago

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rocker-sd
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O.K. I've had this thing bounceing around for about twenty years, I don't even remember where I got it. I have showed it to hundreds of collectors and no one has been able to give me a definite answer as to what it is.
It is made out of solid pewter and seems to have some age on it. There are no marks on it. It's like a bottle, but I don't know what it held. The biggest mystery is the weird loop on the cap. It is very heavy. It is about 11" tall and 4" wide.

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  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    Looks like an early canteen, the loop would be used for a lanyard to the belt or neck I would think, maybe some of the War Between The States experts on here can shed some more light.
  2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 4 years ago
    would be kinda heavy especially if it were full?
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    Don't think they had very many options, they tried a lot of things, may even be older than that.
  4. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    Did not say I was an expert.....
  5. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 4 years ago
    Thanks Pop_Abides, I don't think any of us are experts! I am hopeing someone has seen one before, provide a link. Of course at this point I'll take guess's or anything. I'm hopeing it so rare and valuable that I can retire!
  6. DMK678 DMK678, 4 years ago
    Yes,..... A Guess......, You Would Like to Retire?....Good News!!!!
    You Have Fred Flintstones Canteen He Carried To Work Every Day.
    Great Find... And For Sure A Keeper. I'd Kindly Pay You Today For It, But....well I'm Broke-(n).
    Thanks For Sharing.
    Good To Meet You.
  7. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 4 years ago
    I am moving this back up to the top, because I am looking for info. Thanks
  8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    It's definaly a personal water bottle. Sigg still makes one very similar under a different label. these have been produced since 1916. These are favored by mountain climbers and have been for years. the hole in the cap is use for a karabiner clip.
  9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
    i have seen one of these before. i remember that it smelled like gasoline. personal water bottles could have been used for this purpose, i suppose. but if i was real thirsty, it could be a real bummer!
  10. tom61375 tom61375, 1 year ago
    It looks like and antique hotwater bottle, they work too! Here's a link, appreciate the share! =)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Pewter-Tankard-Engraved-Pewter-Screw-Top-Bottle-Marked-Block-Zinn-ER-/261172512626?pt=Antiques_Decorative_Arts&hash=item3ccf184772#ht_2312wt_796

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