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The percussion cap box pictured below is manufactured primarily of canvas, painted with a waterproof coating; generally referred to as tarred linen. The body of the box is made of leather as are the end caps. The front and back is made of a single piece of painted canvas with a wide painted canvas belt loop sewn on. The closing finial is made of lead. The closure tab is russet leather.
All known maker marked examples of Confederate painted cloth accoutrements were made in Columbus, Georgia, the home of the South’s large painted canvas manufacturing concerns of Brands & Korner and the Eagle Manufacturing Company. Though this box is unmarked it can be reasonably assumed to have been made by, or for, the Columbus, Georgia Arsenal.
Though they were made in large numbers, painted canvas accoutrements are exceedingly rare and sought after by collectors.
The box is in its completely original untouched natural state; the stitching is tight and strong. It would be impossible to upgrade this box; it is flawless!