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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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The British Magazine

Sunday, November 17, 2013 2:35:38 PM MST

When searching for documentation on tin cartridge boxes in period references it is hard to determine what model they are referring to.  In the Amherst papers it says:

"Lord Amherst wishes to see a pair of the Trousers which
are intended to be made to a Pattern, and one of the Tin
Cartridge Boxes which are likewise to be made to a Pattern."

and in the list of necessaries sent by Admiral Arbuthnot to New York and Georgia it specifies:

"5,000 Tin Cartridge Boxes, to contain 60 rounds of Powder & Ball as per Pattern"

The American version I blogged about  here is designed to hold 36 rounds so they dont appear to be the same.

 This British magazine reportedly matches the British Tin infantry 'Magazine', 1784-1808, as featured in Pierre Turner's "Soldiers' Accoutrements of the British Army..." p56 and it holds 60.

Courtesy of Inns of Court & City Yeomanry
http://www.iccy.org.uk/museum.htm

The biggest difference with this cartridge box is the tin is covered with a soft leather and permanantly sewn to it,

unlike the British Army Cartridge Box or Pouch used 1804 -1817 which has the tins that are removable.

I have made these inserts that hold 60 rounds.  40 rounds are held vertically and 20 horizontally.

 








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