Civil War Water Filter - Inventory Number: CAM 325
Water Filter in Tin Case. A popular item with the rank and file, particularly at the start of the Civil War, filtration devices like this one claimed to protect the soldier from impure water found in streams and ponds while on active service. The oval tin container measures just over 2" x 2 ½" The water filtration device consisted of a mouthpiece and short tubular filter end, both of pewter, connected by a rubber hose (no longer present). A scarce example of the soldier’s essential filter.
Image of complete water filter is for example only.
Inventory Number: CAM 325