8 INCH STAMPED STEEL SKILLET
I'm really happy to once again (after a long absence) be able to offer a great stamped steel skillet. This one is 8 inches wide with the total length, handle and all, 15 inches. It's heavy enough for years and years of good service yet light enough to carry on campaign. The quality of this piece is excellent.
ITEM # 2507 $9.95
NEW JERSEY BOWLWe are very happy to have this item back in stock. I don't think we have ever had more request for the return of an item than for this one. The "New Jersey" bowl, it's a very convenient size measuring two inches tall and eight inches wide at the top. Now that may not sound like a very large bowl but it will hold a whopping four cups of your favorite gruel!
Did I mention tuff? Your not man enough to destroy this bowl and it has a good smooth tin coating to resist rust, not that ugly farb fest hot dipped look.
Why do we call it the N.J. bowl? Because somewhere out there, there's a great photo of a N.J. mess sitting in front of their early war training camp tent with this exact bowl in hand. If I live long enough I'll find it and post it.
# 2014 $11.95 BUY NOW!
RIBBED TIN COFFEE POT
ITEM # 2337 $24.95 EACH TEMP. OUT OF STOCK.
RIBBED TIN CUP
These cups are made from good heavy quality tin which is "ribbed" in the center for extra strength. They are made of a good period design so they look great. The handle is large enough to get your hand in comfortably and it has the heavy wire throughout the handle which attaches it to the top of the cup. The small version of our cup holds 1 1/3 cups while the large holds 3 full cups! That's a lot of coffee, I can't afford to have mine filled at fivebucks, whoops, I mean Starbucks.
ITEM # 299 $9.95 EACH TEMP. OUT OF STOCK!
RIBBED TIN CUP LARGE
ITEM # 300 $11.95 EACH BUY NOW!
Fortunately we have secured a large shipment and should not run out any time soon.
The uses for these great little tins is just unlimited. Use them for your med.s, tooth powder or to replace that plastic pistol cap container that's been rolling around in the bottom of your haversack for the last 6 re-enactments. I'm sure you can think of many more uses than I can. Any time you need a period correct container here's the answer.
The smaller tin measures 1.5 inches wide and 5/8 of an inch tall. Very similar in size to the old pistol cap tins.
The larger of the two measures 2.5 inches wide and 7/8 of an inch tall. Large enough to carry all the "in field" sewing gear a volunteer needs. Order several of each, at this price how can you go wrong?
ITEM # 2226 $.95 EACH BUY NOW!
LARGE TIN CONTAINER
ITEM # 2226-A $1.95 EACH BUY NOW!
CONFEDERATE MESS KITThis has to be one of my favorite pieces. I have been planning to reproducing this kit for years but I was determined to make it in it's complete form. Only recently did I find someone who could reproduce the forks for me and I am very glad to now be able to offer it to you.
Now class if you will turn to page 58 of your Sylvia and O'Donnell canteen book please take a look at the photo at the bottom of that page.
Is that cool or what?!!!
An original Confederate tin drum canteen with one side removed, found with a two prong fork laying inside of it. This canteen was dug in a Confederate camp near Centreville Virginia. The camp was occupied by Georgia troops in the winter of 1861/62. Just cause we Southerners talk slow don't mean we think slow. I don't think you could come up with a better, all around mess kit if you tried.
And take a look at that fork, bone handled, brass riveted to hand worked steel. The only thing I am sorry about is frauds and fakers will pass these off as originals in the near future.
It's a plate, it's a pan, it's a storage container for your rations. You can take a short stick and put it in the spout. that will enable you to use it like a pan for heating coffee. And even though the side that was removed was not found with the original we are going to include it with your kit. It makes a great plate. When your all done and have cleaned your kit, ready for the march, you can take your day's rations along with your fork and the stick that you used for the handle and put it all inside of the canteen. Put the side back on and with a leather thong tie it all securely into place. ready to toss into your haversack. It weights practically nothing. You won't even know it's there. And that's a good thing on a long march. Or even a short march.
This kit would be over $40.00 if bought separately.
When bought in it's complete form only $34.95
CONFEDERATE MESS KIT # 2034 $34.95
CANTEEN ONLY # 2034-A $19.95
FORK ONLY # 2034-B $9.95
MONTEAGLE CANTEEN 1/2 SKILLET
Sorry but we have finally exhausted our supply of crate nails and we are now using iron rivets to affix the handles.
In Mr. Harris's book he lists the nails used as being "horse shoe nails". It's a simple mistake. Lots of folks around here refer to any square nails as horse shoe nails. The nails used on the original skillet are crate nails. Small square cut nails that during the Civil War era were used in the manufacture of shipping crates. You often dig a handful of these nails from fire pits in Civil War camps as many of the crates, once emptied were simply burned. I think you will be very pleased with this skillet. I know I am.
CONFEDERATE COPPER MESS PLATE
After doing a little research and showing my plate to other diggers around the country I found that they were more wide spread than I first imagined. There are samples of the same plate dug in Vicksburg Miss., Shelbyville Tenn. and surrounding camps, Franklin Tenn. and from Confederate camps used during Gen. Hood's ill fated battle of Nashville. Most are exactly alike but a few have slight variations. All are tin plated on the top but not the bottom. The similarities of all these plates suggest a single source. My best guess would be that they were all ran through the blockade. If they were made by a southern company the raw material would have had to have run the blockade first. Due to the extended time span these plates were used I opt for the Blockade Runner theory as southern manufacturers often had to move with the shifting lines. Relocating equipment often means lost or damaged dies and molds. Remaking molds and retooling (in my opinion) would have resulted in greater variations from one time period to the next.
I have always thought this plate was a great relic and needed to be reproduced but I could never find that one person with all the expertise to make them. Not any more!
Our plate is made here in the states one at a time. Hand spun on wooden molds just as the originals were. They are then tinned over a charcoal fire one at a time using the exact same process used in the 1860's. They measure 8 1/2 inches wide and approx. 1 inch deep.
The plate in the photo top left is from my collection, I have another from the same Shelbyville camp but it's a little squished. The plate on the right is from Sanford Pott's award winning collection seen at major relic shows around the country. It too was dug in a camp near Shelbyville.
Another Copper Plate
U.S. OR C.S. STAINLESS STEEL MESS PLATE
Here is a great deal on your choice of a brand new U.S. or C.S. stainless mess plate. Made from stainless steel. You can treat it any way you like and it will still look like new. You just can't hurt these plates!
They measure 8 3/4 inches across and are 3/4 of an inch deep. A very good plate all in all and at a great price.
U.S. PLATE ITEM # 904 $9.95
CS PLATE ITEM # 905 $9.95
1851 PATENT 2 GALLON BRASS BUCKET
US & CS MARKED STAINLESS STEEL DEEP DISHED PLATES
ITEM # 865 CS MARKED $11.95
Stainless Steel Mucket/Boiler
Take a look at these great stainless steel muckets!
Unless you lose this mucket you will never have to buy another.
It comes with a hinged lid to keep out the ash while cooking.
Holds a full quart and a bail to hang it with. We had these manufactured especially for the Blockade Runner so we had to buy a bunch.
Item # 313 BUY NOW!
HEAVY DUTY CUPS
SMALL HEAVY DUTY TIN CUP
FOLDING KNIFE, FORK AND SPOON
Here is a great repro of a private purchase folding knife, fork and spoon. Although these were never an issue item there dug in every theater of operation in camp after camp. I have owned several originals myself.
My favorite feature is that it comes apart so that your fork and spoon are on one piece and your knife is on the other.
And at our great price.
...$19.95... Item # 564 BUY NOW!
KEEPS YOUR STOGIE FROM GETTIN' BROKE!
CARTRIDGE BOX TINS
This pair of Union style cartridge box tins
Will fit any standard style cartridge box.
Unless you have a home made, odd size box these will fit.
CARTRIDGE BOX TINS ITEM # 305 $8.95 per pair
FOLDING TIN CANDLE LANTERN
This folding tin candle lantern measures 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide. This little lantern puts out a ton of light. The bright finished tin case acts as a reflector to put the light right where you want it. Just look at that reflection, it's almost like a mirror. You will be amazed at just how bright these handy little candle lanterns are.
3 TINE FORK, KNIFE & SPOON SET
Finally a great looking reproduction of original style cutlery. This knife fork and spoon set is copied from the most common style you would find during the war. It's very simple and with a little use and age, it will look just like the original without the cost! And it won't be a heart breaking experience if you lose one of these.
FORK, KNIFE AND SPOON #667-A $12.95 BUY NOW!
TIN PLATESECONOMY TIN PLATE 10 INCH TIN PLATE WITH HIGH RIM. GREAT FOR SOUPS AND STEWS!
ITEM #295 $3.95 BUY NOW!
STAINLESS STEEL PLATES
ITEM #296 $9.95 BUY NOW!
8 INCH STAINLESS STEEL PLATE THE EXACT SAME PLATE AS ABOVE BUT JUST A LITTLE SMALLER
ITEM #296A $7.95 BUY NOW!
6 1/2 INCH STAINLESS STEEL PLATE THE EXACT SAME PLATE AS ABOVE BUT JUST A LITTLE SMALLER
ITEM #296B $5.95 BUY NOW!
STAINLESS STEEL CUPSAre you tired of throwing away those rusted tin cups just to have to go and buy another at the next event? Well here's the last reenacting cup you will ever have to buy. Tough durable and will not rust regardless of what you do to it. All stainless steel construction for a cup that will last you a life time. Available in 2 sizes.
SMALL STAINLESS STEEL CUP Item #672 ....$7.95.... BUY NOW!
LARGE STAINLESS STEEL CUP Item #673....$9.95.... BUY NOW!
PRE-SEASONED CAST IRON SKILLETS
Now for the three sizes. Which size do you need? The small 6 inch skillet for one perhaps. If you enjoy cooking and spend a lot of time around the cookfire the 8 inch might be more to your liking. If you're cooking for more than one you would probably prefer the 10 inch.
Regardless of which skillet you prefer you can count on years of good service from any of these three.
Item #673-A....$11.95.... BUY NOW!
8 INCH CAST IRON SKILLET
Item #673-B....$14.95.... BUY NOW!
10 INCH CAST IRON SKILLET
Item #673-C....$18.95.... BUY NOW!
CANTEEN HALVES, USED AS BOWLS.
It's brand new and made of bright finished tin. It's from an 1858 style smooth side canteen. The troops would take an old canteen and throw it in the fire to melt the solder out of the center joint. Then they would let it cool and pop it apart. You've got bowls! This is pretty common item to dig around large camps. These do have the spout notch cut out of the top for the spout just as the originals do.
SMALL COPPER CUP
WROUGHT IRON S HOOKS
ITEM # 775 $3.95 FOR THE 6 INCH
ITEM # 776 $4.95 FOR THE 9 INCH
ITEM # 777 $10.95 FOR THE SET OF 3
BUGLE CORD, BLUE #255 $19.95 BUY NOW!
BUGLE CORD, YELLOW #256 $19.95 BUY NOW!
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