Stainless Steel canteen made by our Tinsmith, Axel Ulrich of Pennsylvania. This canteen replaced the older Pattern 1840 ‘drum’ canteen and was solely a U.S. design. Although mentioned in U.S. Army Quartermaster Department correspondence as early as 1857, construction of this new type of canteen began in earnest in the fall of 1858, with contractor Albert Dorff producing 21,320 by years end.
THIS canteen is a STAINLESS STEEL reproduction, and steel canteens were not manufactured during the American Civil War; however, once covered few will notice the difference.
Use the drop down menus to build the exact canteen you would like. Select the type and color of cover, strap type, and cork type or just select none for all and you will just get the tin canteen to attach your own cover on.