Isaac, Campbell & Co.
Saul Issac was a contract
equipment maker for the British Army. This style pack saw wide
usage in a Crimean War as well as campaigns throughout India and
China. Campbell was one of the largest producers of goods that
were made to run the Union naval blockade of the Confederacy.
This pack was also purchased in the North, where it was issued
to several states militia regiments.
pack is produced in linen as per the original with a wood frame
insert. It also has black leather attachments and rigging
and extensive hand detailing throughout.
The British War Department passed information concerning any
regulation or equipment changes by way of what was called a
The Circular of October 3rd. 1854 described and
illustrated a new pattern of knapsack 15x12.5 x3
inches . In 1856 a wooden stick, varnished, and
sometimes painted black with a leather guard strip were
added to the top of the pack and the Y straps in white and black
leather were made removable along with other small
alterations to the design. this was the last pattern used
Soldiers' Accoutrements of the British Army
1750-1900. Pierre Turner
Strap system for the blanket
roll/overcoat and mess kit & cover (not included) can easily
be added to your pack. you can purchase these separately.
$295.00 black leather
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Mess Kit Cover $60.00
Blanket Rig $60.00
Mess Kit Harness $25.00
pattern cap pouch
Imported English yew is used
There were other providers of the
British pattern pack such as A.
Ross & co. , W.Silver
&Co. as well as actual British
Military Surplus equipment that was
imported. These other Contractors goods had
slight variations in design and materials and
actual use of the internal frame from the
I&C contract pack. We offer
these other models as well and can discuss the
variants with you if you might choose
something different from the norm.
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