Water filter in japanned 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 (only a section of the pewter filter remains). A scarce example.
Inventory Number: MIS 143 / SOLD