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Canvas covered metal container used to house mess kit. Has lid (A). 31" Circum. Leather trim on top & bottom. One strip on side. Leather worn & discolored. Bottom trim is pulling away from sides. Canvas is soiled with numerous stains. Appears to have had strap (possibly leather sewn to side) -now missing. Corrosion on surface of metal. Canvas is buckling in several places. Inspected, 2/8/01. Has active mold on the bottom, displayed side up, probably due to moisture being trapped underneath a mylar barrier. Mold was vacuumed to deter new growth. Diagram of mold growth was drawn. Small metal shavings were also coming from the tin lining. The lining was waxed. Initials W.P.W. stitched in bottom - one blue line 6 1/8" L above initials. 3/2/10 inventory: left
Canvas, Leather, Tin.
Location:6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803