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Vintage Boy Scout Canteen Circa 1950s

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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
    (2628 items)

    The Boy Scout Canteens have a unique flying saucer shape which is easily recognizable. The scout emblem on the canvas cover also helps.
    This canteen is a bit on the small side. But they are designed fo9r scouts and not adults. It is about 8" across with a 40" strap.
    As there is not much reason to ever remove the canteen cover which is an excellent design feature. But as a result the snaps did not want to open. They may have been snapped shut for 50 years.
    The stopper on this is plastic so this could be 1960s but then again it could be earlier. The earlier ones have metal stoppers.
    Bought this along with a back pack I will post later.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      vetraio50
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    2. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      mrcolorz
      elanski
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    3. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      Yep 1960s and into early 70s had/have one from my Boy Scout days, brings back memories of many camp outs.
    4. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      On closer look it could be earlier I will try to find mine that I know was bought in the 60s
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much PoliticalPinbacks. I would appreciate the information.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      PoliticalPinbacks
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