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Walkingeagle

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Anybody have any information regarding a canvas ships bag (duffel) a crewman or such would have used in the early 1800’s, say 1820??
Shape, color, design, size, waterproofing, etc?
I’m thinking along the lines of someone coming off ship work to start a new life heading westward.
Thanks in advance.
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Pirates and patriots of the revolution by Keith Wilbur is a sketch book plus light history of that time period and has duffle bags, house wives, hammocks ect in it
Little different from today’s duffle as it had round bottom and straight sids ending in just pull purse string closure.
Awful similar to snap sack. But two pies each and no carriaring strap.
 

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Anybody have any information regarding a canvas ships bag (duffel) a crewman or such would have used in the early 1800’s, say 1820??
Shape, color, design, size, waterproofing, etc?
C. Keith Wilbur is a good source, whenever possible his drawings are from original specimens. Here's a ditty bag and contents from Pirates & Patriots of the Revolution, belonging to an officer on Bon Homme Richard, with John Paul Jones in the battle with Serapis, 1779.

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Another by Wilbur in Tall Ships of the World, this one ca 1840.
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These are the small bags for personal belongings, the sailors may have had a larger one for clothes, etc., such as this from Pirates and Patriots.
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Recently bought the material to sew one for myself. Maybe after hunting season.

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