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Matt in California
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Running Board Canteen Holder

Post by Matt in California » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:29 pm

I picked up this running board holder and had a canteen that fits:
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The canteen has a 1918 date on it. The holder is a bit wide and just a bit short. I am sure that I could force the canteen down.

Ever see one of these?

Comments welcome!

Matt


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Re: Running Board Canteen Holder

Post by wayne sheldon » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:20 am

Hey there Matt!
A slight tweaking of the strap iron around the canteen may buy just enough size to fit and hold the canteen just fine. I did see something similar some years back. Looks a great accessory for your T !


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Re: Running Board Canteen Holder

Post by John kuehn » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:53 am

Neat item. Wonder what type of cap went on it. Some type of rubber or cork stopper or?

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Re: Running Board Canteen Holder

Post by RustyFords » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:35 am

Super neat
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Re: Running Board Canteen Holder

Post by Matt in California » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:32 pm

At first I was thinking maybe it was to hold something besides the canteen/water. But with the ability to turn it to pour. I figured it must be for water. Evidently the strap over the top which is now rotten would hold it from turning while driving :-)

Wayne, I could bend it. But I was kind of wondering if I could find the exact container it was made for.

John, I had a cork in it. But it got lost in the shuffle. Here’s the answer to the type of lid the canteen should have.
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I wouldn’t put drinking water in this one. It was soldered with likely lead based solder.
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Thanks!
Matt

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