Canadian Gas Ointment #5

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    Canadian Gas Ointment #5

    Post by ypres on Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:06 pm

    I have seen these tins many times but this one I had to pick up for its uniqueness. This tin has a blue sticker pasted to the front of a Ointment #2 Tin ? .... tubes inside are the #5 type . Very unusual to see this ?

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    Re: Canadian Gas Ointment #5

    Post by 48th on Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:15 pm

    Very interesting, I have yet to see a tin like this with a newer label on a earlier Mk tin.

    Some kind of recycling of the times it would seem.

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    Re: Canadian Gas Ointment #5

    Post by Wgrenadier on Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:10 pm

    Very nice item Ypres!

    Just out of curiosity, is "C.C.C.Co 53" the maker and date of the tin?

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    Re: Canadian Gas Ointment #5

    Post by ypres on Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:34 pm

    I think the 7/40 is the date of the tin. I believe the Mk V tins started to show up around 1942. I think this tin was pasted with the label around 1941 as the transition happened to the newer tin ?? I believe the 53 and other descriptive numbers (Including the 7/40) may be patent registration information.

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    Re: Canadian Gas Ointment #5

    Post by Wgrenadier on Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:21 pm

    Oh yeah, I didn't see that (I only noticed the markings on the lid)!

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