I was able to visit the Museum of the Confederacy and clear up some provenance. The Lee cup has R.E. Lee scratchedRead More
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:07:59 PM MDT
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
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
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.
Monday, September 2, 2013 5:52:20 PM MDT
This a French cooking kettle called a Marmite.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:21:51 AM MDT
One way to determine if an artifact or an image is of plain sheet iron or tinned is by size. Not overall size,Read More
Thursday, July 4, 2013 11:57:44 AM MDT
While not as popular as the Peck family of patents the Brombachers family had their share. Jacob Brombacher and his sonRead More
Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:55:45 PM MDT
These are original 1854 model English Mess tins imported for use by confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Read More
Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:05:22 AM MDT
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:50:08 AM MDT
It is not rocket surgery but it is close.
Saturday, March 23, 2013 8:58:46 AM MDT
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