Antique American Scout (later Boy Scouts of America) Canteen c.1920



American Scout galvanized steel, canvas canteen. The manufacturer's name "Bear Brand" is stamped on the top of the screw top lid.

  • CREATOR Bear Brand. 
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1920-1930.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Galvanized Steel, Canvas. 
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Decorative only. Not recommended for drinking. 
  • DIMENSIONS Overall: H 26 in. W 7 in. D 2 in., Strap: 22 in., Canteen: H 8 in. 


American Scout was the name before Boys Scout of America was adopted. The Boy Scout Canteens have a unique flying saucer shape which is easily recognizable. Original designed for children.

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