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#176 Mandy

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:31 AM

Hi Dustin, this is excellent. Thank you very much for your wonderful contribution. Tom



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:05 PM

Recently picked up these cans.

 

They measure 4 inches in height and 4 inches across.About the sixe of a small quart of paint.

 

Have seen an article on some cans that have matches in them.Twelve boxes of stick matches per can

 

The cans are light weight and do "rattle" from the inside contents.

 

The cans have side soldered seam.

No writing at all describing contents at all.

No key or tab to open from the side.

Must be opened with a can opener(P38?)

 

Boat or survival kit issue? Accessory tin? WW1-WW2?

 

So...anyone have any ideas???

 

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:07 PM

Tops

 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:56 AM

Hi Ron, I think your tins are lemon juice power synthetic from WWII. Tom

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 09:25 PM

Hi Ron, I think your tins are lemon juice power synthetic from WWII. Tom

 

 

Thanks

 

Would these contain individual packs?

 

When shaking the cans you can hear a definate movement of something smaller with in the cans



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 12:45 AM

 

 

Thanks

 

Would these contain individual packs?

 

When shaking the cans you can hear a definate movement of something smaller with in the cans

Hi, when   shaking my can I can hear the same sound. Tom

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 03:45 PM

The cans I posted weigh aproximately 10.5 ounces.

 

the ones posted by Mandy appear to be 12 oz. cans



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Posted 24 October 2019 - 04:21 PM

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i have a can of borden's coffee just exactly like that i always assumed was korean war era, never could find another example before now



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 03:25 PM

Getting back to the original subject of this post, I just saw something interesting on youtube.  There is a guy on youtube that goes by the name of Steve1989 who opens and eats some components of different types of military rations.  If you have never seen any of his videos he is well worth checking out.  Anyway, he just posted a video where he opens and eats the Breakfast, Dinner & Supper marked C Rats.  His research says that these rations were manufactured 1944/1945.  He opens 6 cans in the video and it is interesting to see what was packed inside.  I could never figure out how to post a link on this forum but if you search youtube for Steve1989 you should be able to find it.

 

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 05:06 PM

steve1989 is great but i don't think i've ever seen that video, i'll have to go look for it



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 05:09 PM

i'll be damned, thought i'd seen them all... 



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 05:12 PM

posted yesterday, no wonder i hadn't seen it!

 

i really enjoy the fact that about any ration i might have my eye on buying he's most likely opened and posted it on youtube.  i live vicariously through him and thus, my rations can stay sealed!



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 06:09 PM

Thanks for posting the video here Tex!

 

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for posting the video here Tex!
 
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Posted 04 November 2019 - 06:11 AM

Kind of weird knowing that the C-rations I ate in the field back 1978-78 were prepared during the Korean War.....still have the P-38.




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