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Monday, August 10, 2015 10:49:25 PM MDT

Japanned tinware is not just painted black but it is a glossy surface coating that is heated to cure.  You can

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To Filter or not to filter... that is the question.

Friday, May 15, 2015 3:34:16 PM MDT

The most popular filter canteen is the Bartholomae patent.

I made my reproduction based on details of 10

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Its all about the basins, bout the basins, no trouble.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:15:57 PM MST

Making a lot of basins this month.  They all have the same features.  One Piece for the bottom and four or

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Bartholomae Canteens

Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:07:54 PM MST

Authentic features of a reproduction canteen should include:

The patent label made of brass not copper.  It

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cooking with canteens

Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:52:29 PM MST

In a follow up to using canteen caps as spoons I present food

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Canteen Caps

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:05:21 PM MDT

I was able to view 4 original 18th century canteens in the collection of Col. Craig J. Nannos.  Thanks to him and

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Buckets or Kettles?

Monday, June 30, 2014 11:00:37 PM MDT

Mary Miley Theobald needs to visit the history myth to see if she can debunk the coopers tale that a "Bucket" has a

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Collanders, strainers, sifters and sieves

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:22:00 PM MDT

I was able to make a trip to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello to see some tinware.  Jefferson had a tinshop on site

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Museum of Confederacy Cups

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:07:59 PM MDT

I was able to visit the Museum of the Confederacy and clear up some provenance.  The Read More

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The other kind of Canteen

Friday, January 17, 2014 2:40:26 PM MST

It seems to be the season for D shapes.  Everyone wants an English D shaped mess tin like Read More

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