UNUSUAL, IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR LEATHER FOLDING DRINKING CUP

$295.00 SOLD

Quantity Available: None

Item Code: 258-54

This artifact is an unusual Civil War drinking cup produced in France and constructed from a single circular piece of black bridle leather. Piece was cut and shaped into a cup device that folded in on itself to resemble a vessel or 'canoe'. The folded cup measures 6" long x 2" high and when unfolded, the device opens up to form a wide shallow container that would hold a liquid. Inner surface of the cup wears a clear sealant of some kind that made it waterproof. Cup is accompanied by a small, old typewritten tag that reads "DRINKING CUP carried in the Civil War / given by / Ella H. L. Williams". No research performed on the name as yet. Exterior surface of the leather cup bears two large postage-like stamps glued to the surface. One stamp is numbered "1" while its mate is numbered "4".

Inquire About UNUSUAL, IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR LEATHER FOLDING DRINKING CUP

should be empty

featured item

US. MARINE MAMALUKE OF MAJ. WILLIAM W. RUSSELL OF HARPER’S FERRY FAME

Manufactured: Philadelphia, PA  Maker: F. W.Widmann  Year: c1840  Model: Mamaluke Size: 33 inch blade, 1.22 wide and .3 in. thick  Condition: Excellent+ Widmann Mamaluke of Major William W. Russell who stormed Harpers Ferry to repel John Brown.… (870-89). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

23
Oct

Coming up Oct. 27-28: Autumn Gettysburg Show, Allstar Events Complex at the Eisenhower Inn Learn More »