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    Post by qsamike on Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:09 pm

    Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen.....

    At the request of Geoff please find some photos of Boer War Emergency Ration Tins......

    The one of the left is an original and unopened, the key is broken, how often has that happened and the one on the right is a reproduction made for reinactment groups.....

    Mike

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    Post by GCR817 on Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:24 pm

    Thanks Mike,

    As it turns out, I have one very similar but I thought mine was of WW1 vintage. Do you (or anyone out there), know when this ration type was introduced and what the length of service was? I wonder if some of them were left over and issued during the Great War?

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    Post by qsamike on Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:02 pm

    Hi Geoff.....

    I don't see why not I remember getting IMP's in the mid to late 70's that were dated 1965 and 1966...... I did love the tinned Danish Bacon though.....

    Many Many years ago I was offered a whole wooden case of these in mint condition 36 in the case but I did not have the funds to purchase them..... The box was branded with company name and the date 1900......

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    Post by GCR817 on Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:16 pm

    Hi Mike,

    Yes, I wouldn't doubt that they were still in service well past their propsed shelf life! Some things don't change much.

    I would of love to have seen that crate of rations. The branded box would of been really interesting!

    Thanks for sharing your pics,

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    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:38 pm

    That's a neat looking ration...what are the dimensions of it? And whats listed as the contents?


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    Post by qsamike on Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:42 pm

    Hi Dale.....

    Size 4 3/4 Inches by 2 1/2 Inches, Oval Shape.....

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    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:02 pm

    Very neat! Thanks!


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    Post by Battalion Colours on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:36 pm

    qsamike wrote:Hi Geoff.....

    I don't see why not I remember getting IMP's in the mid to late 70's that were dated 1965 and 1966...... I did love the tinned Danish Bacon though.....

    Many Many years ago I was offered a whole wooden case of these in mint condition 36 in the case but I did not have the funds to purchase them..... The box was branded with company name and the date 1900......

    Mike




    Mike:

    Do you have any photographs of this rations case?


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    Post by qsamike on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:42 pm

    Sorry Adam No...... Did not have anything to take one with me at the time..... No I do not have a cell phone.......

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    Post by Battalion Colours on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:59 pm

    Thanks Mike.

    Is there any chance of tracking down this rations case?



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    Post by qsamike on Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:01 pm

    No sorry this was over 10 years ago.....

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