WW1 Canadian mess tin

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    Jonhno
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    WW1 Canadian mess tin

    Post by Jonhno on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:21 am

    hello guys, picked this up in the week, would be interesting to see it in the original finish new, I guess would be like the inside, Montreal made and dated 1916, can give more details if wanted, has the two studs on the lid to stop the handle falling over






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    Re: WW1 Canadian mess tin

    Post by Jonhno on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:29 am

    are these surplus stampings?, found another c broad arrow on the lip of the tin inside

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    WWI Mess Tin

    Post by edstorey on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:41 am

    You did well as it still has the interior pan. The double 'C Broad Arrow' is a disposal stamp.

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    Re: WW1 Canadian mess tin

    Post by Jonhno on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:49 am

    thanks Ed, a friend mentioned he had seen a Ross, Quebec made tin, do you know if there were other makers

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    Messtins

    Post by edstorey on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:25 am

    The example that you have is a dismounted pattern, there was also a mounted pattern; it was circular; and both patterns were manufactured in Canada. One of the mounted pattern messtins that I have had been manufactured in Berlin, Ontario in 1913. I own quite a few of the dismounted pattern messtins and they can be found sporting several sub-variant or manufacture's differences. I have a 1916 dated example manufactured by the same Montreal company as yours, but without the finger holds and the side nipples on the top lid.

    Besides the Messtins, there are also canvas covers for each type and these were also manufactured in Canada.

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    Re: WW1 Canadian mess tin

    Post by Jonhno on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:34 am

    thanks for the info, will have to keep an eye open for the carrier

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    Mounted Pattern Messtins

    Post by edstorey on Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:32 am

    Here is an image of an example of the mounted pattern messtins.


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    Re: WW1 Canadian mess tin

    Post by Jonhno on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:07 am

    thanks Ed, would that strap fit the version I posted if the cover was not used? was there a web version

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    Re: WW1 Canadian mess tin

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:25 pm

    Lots of info on the web... check out this website http://www.karkeeweb.com/patterns/1908/1908_associated_tinnies.html

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    Re: WW1 Canadian mess tin

    Post by Jonhno on Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:13 pm

    thanks for the link, that is a good site, they helped me with some other web I coudln't find
    had time for a little photo shoot, the wbottle and rum jug are ww2


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    Re: WW1 Canadian mess tin

    Post by Infanteer on Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:42 pm

    I think you'll find that the two studs on the lid are actually there for attaching the handle in the lid and not necessarily intended to keep the handle on the body from falling over.

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    Re: WW1 Canadian mess tin

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:20 am

    Infanteer wrote:I think you'll find that the two studs on the lid are actually there for attaching the handle in the lid and not necessarily intended to keep the handle on the body from falling over.

    yeah agree with you, looking at it the handle is bent to one side so its a coincidence that its holding duh 

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