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July 22, 2011

Portable 1860s army stove

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 2:35 pm

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Portable kerosene stove made of tinned iron.  The stove has a brass button catch and opens flat with a reservoir and cloth tape wick in one half and two folding brass utensil supports in the other. The stove is stamped “E.P./ PARIS”.  It was used during the Civil War by Captain William Moore Leyde of the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Company B.

Since the publication of this post on July 22,2011,  MHS conservators and curators have uncovered new information about the stove’s intended use.  This new information is included in a follow-up post published on January 2,  2013.

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