Mess kit

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1861-1865

GUSN

GUSN-25877

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

Descriptive Terms

mess kits
tin (metal)
wicker
civil wars
Tin
Wicker
Civil War
KIT, MESS

Associated Building

Original to Casey Farm (Saunderstown, R.I.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

10 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edward P. Casey

Accession Number

1955.329