What type and what period does that tiny, fat canteen come from? Is that a eighteenth century canteen?
SPIRIT CANTEEN USED BY GENERAL HOKE
This should answer your question on the canteen.
How much is the Hoke canteen?
Well this canteen is $25.00 + shipping $33.70 to your door. This canteen is
4 1/4" by 3" wide with a tin spout and stopper, with round strap keepsers for a cord.
How much for the Federal smoothside with the Pewter spout?
(How about bulk prices? It's possible there might be an upcoming unit-buying-spree)
PS. Do you have a list of all the stuff you make? Cups, canteens, plates, etc....??
Any interests in doing French canteens??
Paul B. Boulden Jr.
RAH VA MIL '04
23rd VA Vol. Regt.
Well I'm always interested in doing new things, but what gets in the way of doing many of them. Is the ability and the tooling to do many of items people want.
I work out of a very small postage stamp size shop 11x14' this has my tools and coils of tinplate. My layout table is a piece of plywood between 2 benches.
Much of the tin items made during the 1850's & 1860's was stamped using a Drop Press. Today we use stamp presses measured in Ton's of pressure, to make 3/4 of the parts I have been asked to make. I would need a 12 ton press!
The last time I looked into buy one it wouldn't fit in my shop. 10' tall and about 12,000 pounds.
I have been asked if I would sell my remaining canteens at a volume price, Well I used to buy my canteen half's from Frazer Brothers in Dallas TX. I bought my parts from them because they owned a large sheet metal shop.
And they owned the dies used to make my parts, but they now choose not to sell to me anymore. After 15 years they told me I would get no more parts from them. I think there selling to someone else, I could buy canteen stampings from Pakistan?
So the canteens I have left, and there isn't that many left are sold at a set price. I'm selling them at the wholesale price I sold to the Sutlers for $47.50 + shipping.
I still have some Convex Drum Filter canteens left, and plain Drums. I will also have Hot dipped cups in 3" and 4" dia.
But I'm not looking to expand my product line, after over 30 years in the tin business I'm looking to retire. Sell all my tools and stock and ride my Harley.
Anyway over the years I have made over 30,000 tin cups and boilers, and over 20,000 canteens of different types. Most of it before anyone ever heard of Pakistan or (My mouth Burns to say it) Stainless Steel.
I was also the only one in the country for many years using Lead Free solder on everything I made.
So there you have it, now I'll go out and fill some tin orders.
Thanks for reading my Ramblings.