A CW soldier's music and his liquid refreshment flask.

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drm2m

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Civil War period US flask manufactured by W.T. FRY and Company of New York. This clear glass flask has a blackish leather protective jacket, threaded pewter cap and a removable pewter base which serves as a drinking vessel. The numerous markings are as follows;
”W.T.FRY NEW YORK”, flask bottom (embossed in the glass).
“WT&C”, stylized manufacturers’ logo,
Base of vessel (stamped).”W.T. FRY’S PATENT OCTOBER 20 1863”
Rim of spout (stamped) “W.T.FRY & CO NEW YORK”, cap (stamped).
Cap also carries the message;” TOP WARRANTED/NOT TO LEAK OR COME OFF”.

Officers’ collapsible Pewter Drinking Cup
With Japanned tin storage container.

CIVIL WAR FIFE (B-FLAT)
Marked U.S. 1862

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Patrick H

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Those items are in exceptional condition--especially the fife. Thanks for showing them to us.
 

drm2m

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I looked back at my notes and found;

On April 2 1995 at a local gun show I bought the Ames Model 1840 Musicians sword and on April 30 1995 at a different gun show I bought the fife from the same fellow.

The collapsible drinking cup I got in November 1993.

I got the flask on May 22 2001 on eBay from a fellow that lives in the same Canadian city that I do---and I knew him quite well.

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I DON'T PLAY THE FIFE---BUT I DO PLAY THE DRUMS.

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drm2m

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I do not have to march with my drums ---or carry a sword.

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Leather Cavalry Carbine Thimble purchased on September 1 1997 from the same fellow that had the fife.
These were placed on the off-side quarter strap of the 1858 McClellan saddle, and served to steady the barrel of the trooper's carbine, which was suspended from his shoulder on a large strap with snap-hook.

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