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    Posted 5 years ago

    DerBayz
    (87 items)

    I purchased this at auction. It was described as double sided World War I tin canteen. It has a compartment at each end with screw off top. One of the tops has removable top that leads to another compartment. I can't seem to find another one like it, can someone point me in the right direction.

    LENGHT: 6 5/8"
    WIDTH: 2 1/2"

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    1. DerBayz DerBayz, 5 years ago
      The M-1910 Condiment Can

      The condiment can was introduced by the Equipment Board of 1909. Its purpose was to hold coffee, sugar, and salt. The body of the can was five inches long and two and one-half inches on each side. It was constructed of tinned iron, with the main body separated into two compartments by a divider in the middle. Each compartment had a screw-on cap, one at each end of the can. One of the caps has a compartment in side that is about one-half inch deep, with a tightly fitted pry-off lid. Most condiment cans are not marked, however, at least one very early
      can, possibly from the field trials of 1910, has been observed marked by the American Can Company.
    2. battlegear battlegear, 5 years ago
      Soldiers would carry their meat rations in a M1916 bacon can, along with the condiment can , and also the M1910 meat can / mess kit with eating utensils consisting of a tin plated knife, fork, spoon.

      http://www.aef-doughboys.com/messgear.html
    3. DerBayz DerBayz, 5 years ago
      I think it is pretty cool. Oh what the stories this piece could tell if it could talk.
    4. battlegear battlegear, 5 years ago
      a WW1 soldier probably carried one of these everywhere he marched, though the rain, the mud, the heat, the cold, and used it to season his stew or whatever they could get, they ate a lot of canned corned beef "Bully Beef" hard tack, canned sardines, canned tomatos, etc.

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