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    Posted 10 years ago

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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, 10 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, 10 years ago
      would be kinda heavy especially if it were full?
    3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 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, 10 years ago
      Did not say I was an expert.....
    5. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 10 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, 10 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, 10 years ago
      I am moving this back up to the top, because I am looking for info. Thanks
    8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 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, 8 years 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, 8 years ago
      It looks like and antique hotwater bottle, they work too! Here's a link, appreciate the share! =)

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