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  Topic: Tumpline or Rucksack
virginiaregiment

Replies: 17
Views: 15233

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:16 pm   Subject: Tumpline or Rucksack
Guys,

Also It would be a great thing if someone could document in the 18th Century, having your blanket tied either top or bottom of the knapsack like some boyscout

The dead on the ground may/m ...
  Topic: Documentation for game bags OR game hooks, etc....
virginiaregiment

Replies: 8
Views: 5592

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:53 am   Subject: game bags
some pics that might be of interest here:

http://www.ballindalloch-press.com/society/andrews.jpg


Mr. Andrews has a net bag with birds in it.

http://www.ballindalloch-press.com/society/fow ...
  Topic: Charred wood
virginiaregiment

Replies: 23
Views: 9828

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:54 am   Subject: Charred wood
Folks,
FWIW, virtually everyone would have had access to linen rags (old shirts/shifts/etc). As others have nothed, there are also other refs are out there for spunk, oakum, fungus, spanish moss and ...
  Topic: Wool Blankets???
virginiaregiment

Replies: 46
Views: 47744

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:30 pm   Subject: Wool Blankets???
http://www.revwar75.com/library/rees/variety.htm


http://amohkali.southeasterntrading.com/vonreckblankets.htm


http://books.google.com/books?id=1emELgbrnS0C&lpg=PA169&vq=blanket&pg ...
  Topic: Beeswax and canvas
virginiaregiment

Replies: 21
Views: 10458

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:16 am   Subject: Seriously?
yeah that guy is a jerk. I only like it when my questions are answered with positive reinforcement of my preconceived notions. To reply in any other manner besides an "atta boy" is just pla ...
  Topic: Beeswax and canvas
virginiaregiment

Replies: 21
Views: 10458

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:10 am   Subject: Beeswax and canvas
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  Topic: Beeswax and canvas
virginiaregiment

Replies: 21
Views: 10458

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:15 pm   Subject: Beeswax and canvas
still waiting for that ship's manifest with "5 bales of common waxed haversacks for the planters" but sure man, whateva there "Capn"!
  Topic: Beeswax and canvas
virginiaregiment

Replies: 21
Views: 10458

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:36 am   Subject: Beeswax and canvas
Mr. Grobe,
It is nice to see actual documentation posted instead of excuses. Tom C hit the nail on the head with the Bouquet ref. So when it all washes out (hopefully it isn't too early for bad pun ...
  Topic: Beeswax and canvas
virginiaregiment

Replies: 21
Views: 10458

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:54 am   Subject: Beeswax and canvas
so.....anyone have documentation for this beeswax impregnation being common in the 18th century?
thanks
Jim
  Topic: Captain Jack and Long Tom
virginiaregiment

Replies: 4
Views: 3239

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:16 pm   Subject: Captain Jack and Long Tom
http://dpubs.libraries.psu.edu/DPubS?service=Repository&version=1.0&verb=Disseminate&view=body&content-type=pdf_1&handle=psu.ph/1141412535#
  Topic: Match coats
virginiaregiment

Replies: 6
Views: 6950

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:29 pm   Subject: Match coats
http://people.virginia.edu/~mgf2j/matchcoat01.jpg

http://www.oldetoolshop.com/trekking/library/matchcoats.html
  Topic: Knife sheath
virginiaregiment

Replies: 12
Views: 11303

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 12:10 pm   Subject: Knife sheath
fwiw, many of the excavated scabbards from London are about 5oz leather.
JM
  Topic: Knife sheath
virginiaregiment

Replies: 12
Views: 11303

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:17 am   Subject: Knife sheath
Native stuff aside...center seam sheaths from late 17th and 18thc archaeology (some without any loops or suspension method):

2 from the Amsterdam (sunk 1748):


http://books.google.com/books?id= ...
  Topic: Old Auction with interesting pictures
virginiaregiment

Replies: 7
Views: 3825

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:48 pm   Subject: Old Auction with interesting pictures
Yo Mike,

Try the three legged stool approach. If you have an extant artifact you are in doubt of compare that with stuff from an archaeological dig and period written or visual descriptions. Real ...
  Topic: fabric
virginiaregiment

Replies: 16
Views: 5607

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:05 pm   Subject: fabric
Folks,
I really recommend reading this book, which incidentally covers what kind of cottons/prints/colors were favored by working class folks in 18thc England and *INCLUDES COLOR PICTURES* of actual ...
 
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