Skip to content

Search Collections

Mess kit

Description

Woven wicker basket w/ wooden frame. Contains a camping set. 3 tall rectangular tin canisters (2 small and one large), each w/ flat lid and "D" ring handle. Tin divider in basket attached to circular tin ring which supports two corner "C" shaped low corner canisters w/ "D" ring handle. 1 tall corner container is a flask. Central ring has circular tin bucket w/ bail handle, circular coffee pot w/ retractable handle and straight spout. Small circular canister w/ flat cover and "D" ring inside contains camp burner in circular form w/ domed top and raised hole, tall round covered sides have three bracket shaped rods to hold pots above flame. 2 lids, one small, one large, both have straight flange, flat lip and domed center w/ "D" ring handle. Three plates w/ edge turned under, arched rim and beaded ring and edge of dish. One bowl w/ flared flat handle, small beaded rim, deep dish.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1861-1865
Associated Building
Original to Casey Farm (Saunderstown, R.I.).
Material
tin (metal)
wicker
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Civil War
civil wars
KIT, MESS
mess kits
Tin
tin (metal)
wicker
Wicker
Dimensions
10 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.329
Credit Line
Bequest of Edward P. Casey
GUSN
25877

Comments