Original British Napoleonic - Crimean War Era Cannon Grease Pail with Chained Cover

Item Description

Original item: Only One Available. This is a Classic British Muzzle Loaded Cannon accessory, an iron GREASE PAIL, measuring 7" tall by 9 1/2" wide including the chained on lid/cover. This is all made of thick IRON with a fixed heavy chain link suspension chain on which is attached and trapped the iron lid so it cannot get lost.
These Grease Pails were intended to hang from a hook found on the front of a Field Carriage, where it was easily accessible to the Cannon loaders when servicing the bore etc. No markings are visible, but the workmanship definitely indicates that this was made in Britain. Lid is a bit stiff, but does pull off.

A hard to find item Dating from 1800-1860. Actually purchased in a Street Market in Belgium not far from the Battlefielfd of Waterloo. A quality item, Ready to use or display.

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