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Hello...I'm trying to identify the maker's mark on this WW-II mess kit. It's dated 1942...but has a symbol instead of the manufacturer.

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I own one of these mess kits marked like this, but I don't know the maker either.

 

It a nice mark that stands out from the other mess kits,

 

Leonardo

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I believe that maker mark stands for OWENS-ILLINOIS if the notes on a canteen cup marked just like your mess kit are correct. I'm not quite sure how I determined that, but......

 

Your kit looks like one of the non-stainless steel variations that were tried in 1942. It appears to have been galvanized.

 

Welcome aboard.

 

Terry ("Bagman")

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coldwarrior-79-92
I believe that maker mark stands for OWENS-ILLINOIS if the notes on a canteen cup marked just like your mess kit are correct. I'm not quite sure how I determined that, but......

 

Your kit looks like one of the non-stainless steel variations that were tried in 1942. It appears to have been galvanized.

 

Welcome aboard.

 

Terry ("Bagman")

 

 

Thank you for the information. I too thought it was the galvanized variety of 1942. I'll do some more research on the "Owens-Illinois" mark and post what I find.

 

Take Care,

Randy

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coldwarrior-79-92
I believe that maker mark stands for OWENS-ILLINOIS if the notes on a canteen cup marked just like your mess kit are correct. I'm not quite sure how I determined that, but......

 

Your kit looks like one of the non-stainless steel variations that were tried in 1942. It appears to have been galvanized.

 

Welcome aboard.

 

Terry ("Bagman")

 

 

Now that wasn't too hard. I found a website with maker's marks for a number of companies...and low and behold there it was. Here is what it said: "Diamond superimposed over an oval [letter O] and an I..............Owens-Illinois Glass Company,..."

 

Here's the link FYI... http://www.myinsulators.com/glass-factories/bottlemarks.html

 

Thanks Again,

 

Randy

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Cool, nice link. I can always tell my mess kit is different from everyone else by this mark.

 

I thought I've seen it on other things, but I couldn't quite place it.....It must have been a glass bottle!

 

 

Thanks!

Leonardo

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Now that wasn't too hard. I found a website with maker's marks for a number of companies...and low and behold there it was. Here is what it said: "Diamond superimposed over an oval [letter O] and an I..............Owens-Illinois Glass Company,..."

 

Here's the link FYI... http://www.myinsulators.com/glass-factories/bottlemarks.html

 

Thanks Again,

 

Randy

 

 

Randy,

 

You are very welcome. I'm glad I could help. Nice research link!

 

Regards,

 

Terry ("Bagman")

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  • 8 years later...

I have a mess kit marked E.A. Co. and dated 1944.  Cany anyone identify themanufacturer and location of the company?

 

Thanks!

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