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#1 Sarge8

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:50 AM

I went to a tag and picked up this lot of items for $5

 

Included was this canteen set-up.  The pouch is near mint and marked " Des Moines Glove and Mfg Co 1945"

 

The cup is marked "U.S.  B. E. CO.  1945"

 

The canteen has no markings.  It is made of aluminum (non-magnetic) of the style around 1942 with a recessed cap.  But it is GREEN.  It does not appear to be a home-painted job.  The green is even inside the spout, but nothing on the threads.

 

Any idea if this was made this way and by whom??  

 

Thanks for looking. Comments welcome.

 

Frank

 

 

 

 

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#2 B.A.R.gunner

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:46 AM

Looks like its be anodized green, but for what reason I have no idea

Eric



#3 Sarge8

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:39 PM

Thanks, Eric

 

I was thinking anodized, too.  Was hoping it was a super rare experimental piece - LOL !

 

Frank




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