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mlbrant
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: canvas and cloth hunting bags Reply with quote

did cloth hunting bags exits in the mid to late 18th century? was canvas in use during this period?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well...since no one else has jumped in, let me see if I can help a bit. Hemp/linen haversacks existed, we have documentation and paintings and sketches of them. As for "hunting pouches" not so much documentation exists, either as originals or in inventory lists, descriptions or in paintings. So....maybe so, maybe not.

The only documentation or evidence I have is from Webb's "Sketches of Hunting Pouches, Powder Horns and Accoutrements of Southern Appqalachia". He states that "Hunting pouches made of canvas or cloth are very rare and show up infrequently. Not all canvas hunting pouches are from the southern appalachians but more tend to be found in this area than elsewhere. Like the pouch above many were not fitted with flaps. Most pouches noted are made of canvas or cloth and are a square shape." (page 25).

So, where are you "living" and what kind of person are you?

Hope this helps.

rick
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting quotation which I read last night in "OF SORTS FOR PROVINTIALS" Orders sent to Geo. Washington in 1757 to make cloth pouches.... 'one yard of Osnibrig cloth will make 8 shot pouches... '

It seems that the American colonies had scant supplies of 'servicable' muskets, cartouche pouches, bayonetts and cutlashes... and often had to make do with local made items to supply the state militias.

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