I thought this item might be of interest to many of the forum members. As I have been collecting mostly WWll military items for many years, I have yet to come across a AAF marked heated canteen.
I bought the canteen, and pretty much set it aside until I had a chance to give it a good look. When I originally saw it at an garage sale, I initially noticed it had a upside down AAF emblem on the front cover and some sort of odd internal lines within the fabric.
When I finally got a chance to give it a closer inspection. I removed the canteen and found a 2 button type electrical attachment inside with internal fabric wiring attached. Geez, never seen anything like this before. It became apparent this was to keep liquid warm at high altitude (coffee?). Upon further inspection, the brilliant Airman who had a need and solved it, left the manufacturers label inside. mystery solved...
My question to forum members is, were these fabricated theater made heated canteen covers fairly common, has anyone seen one before???
Again thanks in advance,
( The label inside says Shoe-Insert; Flying, Electric )