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4546

Civil War Vet’s – 1892 Detroit National Encampment G. A. R. RIBBON

A nice display item with its bold LINCOLN embellishment, this silk GAR ribbon measures approximately 2 X 6 inches and remains in nice condition with evidence of age and originality but with no splits. Bearing the dates 1891 and 1892 for the Detroit, Michigan NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

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c. 1850 / 1860s pewter & tin camphene –LAMP

All original and in excellent original, even unused, condition save a small shallow dent on one side, (could be pushed out but we’d leave it as found) this little lamp is a bit unusual in that while the body is pewter, the fanciful applied handle is of tinned sheet iron and the bottom of the lamp is also of tinned sheet iron. The two slender burner tubes are of brass. Dangerous though it could be due to its volatility, camphene (a mixture of turpentine and alcohol) gained popularity in the 1850s and early 1860s as it produced a clean burning bright light. . The extra length and small diameter of the wick tube offered an extra measure of separation of flame from fuel reservoir and is a telltale feature of the camphene lighting device. Commonly thought solely to facilitate extinguishing the flame, the little chain secured caps were in actuality primarily for the prevention of evaporation of the fuel when not on use. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
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1851 Dispensatory of CS Surgeon S. B. Morrison – in attendance at the death of Stonewall Jackson

All original and complete this massive old leather bound 1456 page 1851 published medical reference shows good age with desirable evidence of period use while remaining in pleasing condition with a tight binding and is complete with no loose or torn pages. The cover, end papers and fly pages front and back are festooned with period medical notations (mostly prescription formulas) which appear to be in Dr. Morrison’s hand. Most important are the inscriptions Dr. S. B. Morrison in the center of the first front fly leaf and Dr. Morrison’s signature on the second fly leaf.
Best remembered as being in attendance at the death of Confederate General Thomas Stonewall Jackson, the presence of Surg. Morrison had been requested as Jackson’s recovery from his wounding and left arm amputation took a marked turn for the worse five days post-surgery. Summoned not only as relief for the weary Dr. McGuire who performed the amputation and post-operative care, Dr. S. B. Morrison’s presents at Jackson’s bedside was quickly approved by Gen. Robert E. Lee. Dr. Morrison was a kinsman of Mrs. Jackson and had been the Jackson family physician in the post-Civil War years. Additionally Surg. Morrison’s medical expertise had been well established when he successfully amputated Confederate Gen. R. S. Ewell’s badly wounded leg after the Battle of Groveton. Surgeon Morrison would provide the best of medical aid to the seriously ailing General Jackson and provide comfort to the fallen General’s wife Mary Anna Jackson and five month-old baby Julia who had been rushed to Stonewall’s bedside.. It would fall to Dr. S. B. Morrison to advise Mrs. Jackson that the end was near. Educated at Washington College (now Washington & Lee University) and the University of Virginia, Dr. Morrison enlisted in the 17th Virginia Cavalry at the outbreak of the Civil War. Later made Surgeon of the 58th Virginia then Chief Surgeon of Gen. R. S. Ewell's Division. On April 18,1863, he was made Chief Surgeon to Gen. Early's Division then October 10, 1864 assigned as Medical Director Army of the Valley. After the war, Dr. Morrison established a lucrative medical practice in Kerrs Creek, Virginia. Dr. S. B. Morrison died in 1870 at Rockbridge Baths, Virginia.
This historic old medical reference by Wood & Bache was published in 1851 and was the standard pharmaceutical authority of its day. We acquired the piece years ago when it was brought in at John Dugan’s Virginia Relic Hunters Civil War Show and offered for sale by descendants of Dr. Morrison. We have had it set aside in our fifty plus year accumulation of stuff since that time.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5759:  Original Civil War – one piece / two digit -  REGIMENTAL NUMERALS
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5759

Original Civil War – one piece / two digit - REGIMENTAL NUMERALS

Ordinarily not a big deal individually but when integral with each other as one, these die struck regimental numbers are of special interest as they were made for a specific regiment rather than using separate individual numbers to make up the two digit regimental designation. We have a small stock of original Civil War vintage one piece regimental numerals in numbers 12, 58, 64 and 70 and are offering them priced by the individual set for the insignia collector or specific regiment enthusiast who would like one for display or for that special uniform cap. These difficult to find double numerals measure ¾ inch high and are of die struck sheet brass, un-used and period, in fine condition with the original attachment wires. A nice find, just let us know the number you wish when ordering. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5756: original! 19th century STONEWARE DYE BOTTLE with LABEL
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5756

original! 19th century STONEWARE DYE BOTTLE with LABEL

Prepared by Nottingham chemist H. J. MANFULL, this scarlet crystal dye in its attractive little stoneware bottle will set well in any 19th century grouping in any number of collector categories and will be of special interest to vintage textile, needle work, and sewing enthusiasts. The original label offers mixing instructions and advises that the dye is for Silks, Ribbons, Woolen Goods &c. &c. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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earlier to mid-19th century - wool SHAKO POM-POM

Not to be confused with later and more common examples with the wire keeper, this shako pom-pom is fitted with a wooden keeper shaft and will go appropriately with the 1820’s through Mexican War era leather shako. A find for the military headgear enthusiast as the majority of surviving period shakos are missing the pom-pom and individual examples are seldom available. This one remains in excellent condition with no mothing issues. The wool is a bit dingy with age and while it will clean to the condition appropriate to the finest condition, we have left that to the discretion of the of the buyer. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :


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5647

earlier to mid 1800s hanging FRY PAN

Our illustration will likely do best to describe this nice old open hearth or camp fire hanging fry pan except to advise that it is completely original even to a telltale periodcrust on the underside. A hard accumulation from many a meal from over an open fire. The sheet iron pan measures approximately12 3/4 inches across the mouth with 2 ½ inch sides tapering to an 10 5/8 inch diameter bottom. The heavy hand forged black iron handle is fitted with a swiveling iron ring to facilitate occasional turning of the pan while cooking or serving. An attractive piece of antique cookware appropriate to a period ranging from a colonial open hearth to a 49ers camp on through use in a Civil War troop bivouac or winter camp. A classic piece of antique forged cookware pure and untouched. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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5841

Civil War vintage MEDICAL CURE BROADSIDE -

A neat Civil War vintage advertising broadside for HOLLIS’S, Vegetable Pectoral Syrup, a cure for Coughs, Colds, Hooping Cough. (see: 1863 Boston Business Directory) In a nice size for easy display (8" X 7") and in fine original condition after decades of storage, this boldly printed (one side only for posting) broadside will set well in any period grouping. We are pleased to offer a "no questions asked" three day inspection with return as purchased guarantee ! please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to Gunsight Antiques and wish additional information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our on-line store !!
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5731

1700’s very early 1800s SUGAR NIPPER / PIPE TONGS

Measuring approximately 19 inches in length and remaining in immaculate all original condition with a pleasing smooth age patina, these desirable old pipe or ember tongs offer an interesting combination of two very different utilitarian tools. The idea of combination of purpose in tools of the period, especially such diverse purpose as demonstrated here, makes one wonder if this combination was truly intended for dual purpose or were these pipe tongs simply made by an artisan who made sugar nippers. At any rate a rare form that will go well on the hearth or 18th century kitchen. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5874: exceptionally nice mid 1800s CARRIAGE LAMP pair
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5874

exceptionally nice mid 1800s CARRIAGE LAMP pair

This exceptional pair of carriage lamps show little if any evidence of use while offering unquestionable age and originality both in condition and unmistakable mid 19th century tinsmith construction of the matching lantern bodies. Each lamp measures approximately 12 inches in height with heavy, approximately ¼ inch thick, beveled glass lenses measuring 3 7/16 X 3 7/8 inches each. Outer surfaces are of black enamel with naturally patinated brass trim and chimney. Internal reflector surfaces are bright nickel silver plate with plated burner marked E. MILLER & Co. Meriden, Conn. [ Edward Miller began manufacturing and selling camphene and lantern fluid burners in Meriden, Connecticut in the 1840's. By the 1860’s E. Miller & Co. had become a successful manufacturer and marketer in the kerosene lamp and lamp burner business with the latter being merchandized to private lighting makers. In 1866 Miller reorganized under the name Edward Miller & Co. or E M & Co. ] Easily displayed utilizing original mounting sockets, this exceptional matching pair of carriage lamps remain complete and in exceptional condition with pleasing evidence of age and originality. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4481: Civil War vintage SURGICAL RETRACTOR
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4481

Civil War vintage SURGICAL RETRACTOR

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison is an original tortoise shell mounted folding surgical retractor as seen in the period traveling surgical instrument kits. (see: Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment by Damman ) This example is Sheffield marked and remains in fine original condition. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5859: 18th early 19th century  iron bound GREASE HORNS
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5859

18th early 19th century iron bound GREASE HORNS

Equally in their proper place on a Revolutionary War / War of 1812 Artillery Carriage or suspended from the side of a western bound prairie schooner, the 1700s early 1800s with use into the Civil War era grease horn was an integral utility used in the day to store and carry lubricant for applicant to the heavy wooden wheel hubs. Intact examples such as are offered here are seldom encountered on today’s collector market as discarded or stored horn pairs invited insect and animal damage all attracted by the grease once contained within. Hand crafted from steer horn and blacksmith bound in black iron with forged attachment suspension chain, the mouth of each horn was plugged with a small corked access hole for application and refilling. Stoutly made for rough usage and exposure to the elements this all original pair of grease horns measure 18 from tip to butt and remain as found with good evidence of period use and a deep natural age patina to iron and horn. The exceptional iron work with fancy integral chain will set this pair will set them in good stead in any period display. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :

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5875

Pat. 1878 ‘Ferguson's Universal Reflecting’ HUNTING & FISHING LANTERN

A scarce find for the outdoorsman as well as the antique lighting enthusiast, this Patent 1878 Ferguson's Universal Reflecting Lamp oil lamp was merchandised to hunters and fisherman by Thomas J. Conroy of New York as perfect for hunting, fishing, traveling, or driving at night. Offered here complete even to it’s cap harness and in pleasing all original condition, this neat old lamp retains a good measure of its original black enamel finish. Standing approximately 9 inches Ferguson’s Universal Reflecting Lamp offered a myriad of carrying options with fastening provisions to an included head harness, suspension ring for hanging, bail handles and belt suspension. (Kind of a 19th century Swiss Army Knife of oil lanterns.) A nice companion piece for the outdoorsman collection, this piece will also fit well in any antique lighting display. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5858: early Open Pontil -Dr. McMunn’s ELIXIR OF OPIUM bottle
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5858

early Open Pontil -Dr. McMunn’s ELIXIR OF OPIUM bottle

Measuring approximately 4 1/8 inches in length with a flared lip and open pontil this medical bottle dates from approximately 1845 with use into the Civil War. The bottle bears a bold Dr. McMunn’s Elixir of Opium embossing and remains in excellent condition with only a very minor flake on the flared lip. Not to be confused with more common, post pontiled, examples of the later 1800s, the earlier open pontil container was fashioned in two neck types, a rolled lip and the more delicate flared lip. Fragile as they were, the flared lip type seldom survived intact. A mainstay pain killer of the 19th century medical bag, extract of opium and its offspring laudanum (a tincture of opium mixed with alcohol and water) were all too available in the period as the pure elixir of opium and dilute medical remedies were offered over the counter by apothecaries, hawked from the back of medicine wagons and offered under the counter by the most popular camp sutlers North and South. (See: SS Republic Artifacts & Treasures for relics of the Civil War era sidewheeler Tennessee lost in a hurricane off the Georgia coast in 1865.) As is true of this offering, most surviving, intact examples of these desirable little bottles are found in the walls of period dwellings where small cashes accumulated as individual empties were poked through a crack in the wall and discarded away from prying eyes. A nice companion item for the Civil War medical enthusiast and an attractive period conversation piece for the personal item collector. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :

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country tin smith – lamp oil tin &c: CAPPED SPOUTS

Offered here, individually price for the collector who would like a single example, are tinned sheet iron, brass capped, spouts for use in country tin shops in the fabrication of earlier to mid 19th century tin ware. Not a big deal to most as we are not sure if there are any folks out there besides Gunsight Antiques who collect 19th century country tin, but if so, here is your chance to acquire a neat, period fabricated, spout as was sold by tinsmith suppliers who carried all manner of material necessary to country tinsmiths. Besides tinned sheet iron stock, lead solder &c, spouts such as this, cast lid knobs and the like who’s fabrication required more intricate equipment and special tools than was commonly found in small country tinsmith shops. A neat item to lay in with any 19th century tin grouping or occupational display. Seldom seen today, these are the only pre utilization examples of such we have ever seen. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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Civil War Photograph -18th Mass. Col. - soon to be Gen. Hayes at 5th Corps HQ

A desirable photo on its original 10 x 12 in. mount, imprinted Photographed by GORMAN & JORDAN on the front and on the back, Gorman & Jordan, Army Photographers, Alexandria, Va. with inked negative number 255and dated April 1864. This photograph is an original example of Gorman & Jordan's only known war time images rendered of 5th Corps headquarters at Rappahannock Station . This image remains in fine original condition depicting enlisted men, officers, quarters and regimental flag of the 18th Massachusetts Infantry at Corps Headquarters in the spring of 1864. Precisely in the center, flanked by a staff officer on either side, stands Colonel, soon to be, Brigadier General Joseph Hayes. As set in a period pencil notation on the mount back, Gen. Hayes was a graduate of Harvard class of 1855. He mustered as Major of the 18th Mass Vols. on Aug. 24, 1861 and was promoted to Lt. Col. in August of 1862 then Colonel Nov. 30, I862. He saw action with the 18th Massachusetts, in the Peninsula and Wilderness Campaigns suffering a head wound at the Battle of the Wilderness. Commissioned Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on May 12, 1864. He was taken prisoner at Weldon Rail Road. Breveted as Major General of U.S. Vols. in March 1865, Gen. Hayes commanded an advanced Brigade of 5th Army Corps in pursuit of Lee's forces in April 1865.
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Lancaster's Indian Vegetable Bitters - Richmond, Virginia 1852 – WHEATON BOTTLE

A bit of a departure from our usual fare but we thought someone would like this little Wheaton Bottle as a nice display item without spending a lot of money. Standing a mear 3 inches from base to its original cork and remaining in excellent condition with no chips cracks or other damage, this attractive little cobalt bottle is embossed A. LANCASTER’S INDIAN VEGETABLE JAUNDICE BITTERS COL. SAM JOHNSON PROPRIETOR RICHMOND, VA. 1852 Devoted mostly to the making of pharmaceutical glass bottles since inception in 1888, the Wheaton Glass works has fascinated the collector market for decades manufacturing, in addition to their usual commercial products, a line of commemorative bottles and reproductions of all manner of attractive collectable bottles until today Wheaton Bottles have become a popular collector category all to itself. (see: Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, NJ) please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

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c. 1700s through mid 1800s portable - WARMING STOVE

Most frequently referred to by collectors simply as a foot warmer these attractive portable warmers were in actuality as versatile as the imagination and need to ward off the chill of winter. Under the heavy blanket or buffalo robe of carriage or sleigh, family pew of a drafty church in winter, or in a sick room, these hand crafted ember stoves offered much comfort in a wide variety of circumstances. This one measures approximately 8 inches square and stands about 5 ½ inches high not counting the wire bale carrier. The new owner will likely wish a light cleaning and a bit of wax polish as we were fortunate enough to acquire the piece as you see it here untouched and as found after decades of attic storage. A rarity in this condition, we chose to leave it pure and as found.. Complete even to include the original sheet iron ember-holder which is nearly always missing, this example remains in especially nice condition with no breaks, repairs or condition issues. A classic of the type the wood frame sports turned columns with mortis and tenon joints all without the use of nails or metal brads. The pierce decorated body is of tinned sheet iron, lead soldered with classic hinged door and wire latch. The beveled ember container is of the classic design with a slightly curved up at the center bottom so as to allow air circulation preventing overheating and eventual burning through at the bottom. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :

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British and European UNIFORM SYSTEM OF NIGHT SIGNALS – per order Adml. Semmes C. S. N.

Penned on a single 8 X 10 sheet folded to offer 3 pages of cursive script laying out the British & European Law of Uniform System of Night Signals with a matching brown ink penned notation on the 4th page originally folded to serve as a cover. That notation is simply directed Capt. and advises Night signaling as is required in British waters. Per order: Adml. Semmes C. S. N. Not a signature but clearly an effort to pass along with emphasis the requirements of night signaling while sailing in British and European waters, to a ship’s Captain unfamiliar with sailing in such locations. The particular circumstances of this interesting communication has been lost in time and must be left to the speculation. A neat remnant of the Confederate Navy effort to keep the homeland supplied with the necessities of war, we would guess that the document was aimed in some fashion toward blockade running operations. A neat item for the Confederate Navy and blockade running. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :
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original! Civil War vintage TIN CAN & SPOON

A classic of common life seldom surviving to reach todays collector of Civil War mess gear or personal items, the vast majority of these cans were crushed and cast away once they had served their purpose. Telltale of the period is the extremely thin sheet iron material, over lapping lead soldered seams and the spot of solder sealing what had served as a vent hole in the top of the can. The period preservation process required that full cans be heated with the small vent hole then sealed with a spot of lead solder. (The heating and resulting vacuum resulting from sealing off the vent before the content was entirely cool offered some considerable shelf life in the days before refrigeration.) This rare intact example somehow avoided the crushing boot and trash heap and just for effect comes with a good old cast spoon of the same era. A simple period pair that will add a finishing touch to any Civil War personal or winter camp grouping. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :


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