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#1 doyler

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 02:40 PM

Posted these under another topic as recently found by a friend.If anyone has other examples post them.

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:05 PM

The crackers look good for being almost 100 years old.  Great posting!



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:16 PM

Early WW I Hardbread Ration Tin from a previous Advance Guard Militaria online catalog

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:17 PM

Contents of the above tin.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:29 PM

Great pic thanks for adding it



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:35 PM

Misc. WW I tinned rations circa 1917:

 

Bottom row, left to right: Canned Tomatoes, 4 paper & cardboard  wrapped pre WWI packages of Hardbread Rations, Canned Corned Beef Hash, Canned Roast Beef, Canned Corned Beef Hash, Canned Sugar Corn, Canned Peas, more Hardbread, and Vinegar

 

Middle Row, left to right: Package of Dry Beans, Package of Cocoa, Canned Corned Beef Hash, Box of Dried Fruit, Canned, Peas, Canned Corn, Package of Sugar

 

Top row, left to right: Packet of either Pepper or Smoking Tobacco (I think), Package of Salt & possibly something else (pepper?), Package of Tobacco or Pepper, Canned Pork & Beans, more Tobacco or Pepper

 

Photo courtesy of the National World War I Museum

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:39 PM

Pre WWI Emergency Rations (One is dated 1911)

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:40 PM

Hawkdriver had a topic on the emergency rations



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:44 PM

WW I, Emergency Ration

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:45 PM

http://www.usmilitar...rgency +rations



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:56 PM

 1916, 1918 & 1919 dated ration crates for canned corned beef, canned tomatoes & canned bacon.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:58 PM

1918 dated crate for powdered sugar

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:59 PM

1918 dated crate for canned apricots with some of the crates contents

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:02 PM

A stick of Wrigley's chewing gum in packaging labeled "Compliments of the Knights of Columbus", which were intended to be handed out to the WW I Doughboys. The ad is from a 1919 edition of the "Stars and Stripes" newspaper.

 

Photos of chewing gum courtesy of Bay State Militaria

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:12 PM

Nice

 

love the crates.rare birds

 

had found Wrigleys wrappers in pockets of WW1 jackets in the past



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:17 PM

intresting read and break down of the types of rations.

 

There are other sites as well that detail US/British/German rations in the Trenches

 

https://en.wikipedia...es_army_rations



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:15 AM

I've seen three variations of the WW I hardbread tin. What I believe to be the early version is shown above in posts 3 & 4.

 

I don't have any solid information on this but I'm pretty sure that the sharp, square corners of the first pattern tin were rounded off because they snagged on, or tore the canvas fabric of the 1910 Haversack in which they were carried.

 

Anyway, here is one of the two styles of "round corner" hardbread tins that I've encountered.

 

I suspect that this one came first because one end, the end that was not supposed to be cut, was not clearly marked. It could also be that this pattern of tin was just the result of a different contractor.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:18 AM

This is either a latter pattern of hardbread tin with both ends marked or it is just a variation used by a different contractor.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:24 AM

An illustration circa 1910, showing how the hardbread was to be carried in the haversack in conjunction with the condiment and bacon can.  Note the early 1910 pattern Bacon Can with hinged lid and square corners, as well as the pre WW I paper wrapped packages of hardbread.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:03 PM

My Hard Bread rations

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:03 PM

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:04 PM

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:18 PM

photo (7).JPG Not contemporary; corned willy, served in the old fashioned way.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:39 PM

Here's my contribution..

 

 The packing container for a Reserve Ration..  Too bad it's empty !

 

On a related note..

I have a restored U.S. Army Escort Wagon with a Field Kitchen..  I will try to get pics posted asap

 

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:40 PM

Sorry for the bad pic..   Hardbread and a Haversack ration condiment pack..

 

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