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Thursday, 29 March 2012

A Leather Covered Bottle from Kari.

Another great looking bottle, images by Kari. Going by the shape of the mouth of the bottle, I would date this mid to late 19th century, so say 1840 to maybe 1880.




Images Copyright Kari.

8 comments:

Leatherworking Reverend said...

Nice, Keith! Is it contemporary with the bottle or a later re-use?

Le Loup said...

I can't say with any assurity on this one. I would tend to think later reuse, but I am no expert. You note the iron handle!
Keith.

Gorges Smythe said...

There's black paint on the handle, and what appears to be pre-planned spots for attachment to the bottle. However, the shape of the loop also reminds me of a trigger-guard or scissors or snip handles.

Le Loup said...

I am thinking that the handle was made for that purpose, rather like handles used to be made for early suitcases with leather straps for attachment. But I have never seen one like this before.
Keith.

Flintlock1777 said...

Nice,i use a metal D shaped canteen by the way were did you get it?


JA



http://longhunterunited.blogspot.com

Le Loup said...

It is not my bottle J.A., I use a leather costrel, but I too have the "D" canteen plus two kidney canteens.
Good to hear from you J.A.
Regards, Keith.

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Unknown said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my website sir.
Steve
www.leathstitch.co.uk

Le Loup said...

You are very welcome Steve, I have listed your link on this blog.
Regards, Keith.