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  1. The data is stamped into one of the ends of the bunk. Sometimes if the bed has been painted multiple times it can be difficult to see the information.
  2. Here's one style - metal with leg adapters to bunk two single beds.
  3. By gum, they were right --- THE SOUTH DID RISE AGAIN!! 🤠
  4. That is a Headquarters Field Desk (Fiber) -- shown in Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-4 dated 1945. Is the outer surfaces and desk top painted gold? Didn't know if I should reply as Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff or Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, or Otis P. Driftwood. (You gotta be old to recognize those names!)
  5. BTW - to answer the original inquiry - I believe I have several pairs of the adapters squirreled away somewhere in a box. I remember finding them either on eBay, a flea market or a militaria show many moons ago. Since them I have found the correct original (early) pole sets for my several 2 man mountain tents so the adapters were stored away and pretty much forgotten.
  6. The tent, mountain, two-man, complete is first described in TM 10-275 Principles of Cold Weather Clothing and Equipment dated 10/26/1944. The tent poles required for the original tent were a set of 12 pole sections made of rather thin (compared to standard shelter half tent poles) in natural wood finish. Two compete poles of 3 sections each were located at either end of the tent attached at the top in letter “A” fashion with each pole threaded through sleeves along the end edges for tent support. Each pole had a bottom section with a spike on bottom, a middle section with hardwar
  7. Here's one of my footlocker displays
  8. Those small bottles of Halazone tablets were a component of the Accessory Packet that was given out with a days issue of C Rations (3 meals = 6 cans). The contents were revised several times but basically included cigarettes, matches, toilet paper, gum and the water purification tabs (usually numbering 12 to 15 tabs depending on the manfucturer.) Later on a can opener (p38) was included enclosed in a small paper envelope with usage instructions. Attached is a sample proof of the Accessory Packet bag that were produced by the Reynolds Company (later Reynolds Aluminum) located in Ric
  9. I have The Grenade Recognition Manual Volume 1 US Grenades & Accessories by Darryl W. Lynn. I don't know if it is the definitive book on the subject nor if it would be a suitable reference for the hard core grenade collector but it has helped with my needs.
  10. BINGO! Plus the delivery tube affixed to the top of the cap appears to be of round stock instead of square - just as shown in the drawings that are a part of the Patent submission.
  11. I strongly doubt that the first version is anything like you suggested and would rather keep looking for an authentic example. From what I can tell, the fuel delivery on the first can (AKA type one) was through a flexible rubber tube - think black rubber flexible automotive fuel line material. The description says that the top of the tube has a top plug inserted into the metal screw cap. When used the plug was removed by unscrewing, which then allows the tubing to be revealed and is pulled out through the metal cap where a lower plug stops the tube from being completely pulled from the can.
  12. You have a post WW2 US military 1 quart gas container. The U.S. Container, Fuel, 1-Quart came into being during WW2. It was originally to be supplied to mountain troops, like the 10th Mountain Division. These troops were also issued the M1942 single burner stoves (both wheeled and Mod versions) and the Mountain Cook Set. It is described in Technical Manual TM 10-275 Principles of Cold Weather Clothing & Equipment 10/26/1944. There the 1 quart container is described as two versions - the early version with a rubber tube to transfer the gas then a can with a square metal delivery t
  13. The Curtis Candy Company lists that it's Jolly Jack was included in WW2 US K Rations. It does not refer to the Jolly Jack as a candy bar but only as candy. The company's literature does not mention any other of their products that were included in K Rations. They are famous for the Baby Ruth (introduced in 1920) and Butterfinger (introduced in 1923) candy bars but were the creators of a myraid of candy products since the company's founding in 1916 so it is probably that other Curtis products found their way into the hands of US servicemen and women during the war.
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