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Here is some of my canteens collection. I have more of them but all not pictured! some unissued and some not! I'm a sucker for the 1944 dated US made canteen covers they are super hard to find! I found one older thread here on the forum and only 5% count for the MFG during WWII. I always figured the british made 1944 covers are rare but not! 1943 British made are rare one

 

The American made covers I have found so far are:

 

Gates MFG CO 1944

Airtress Midland 1944

Collette MFG CO 1944

Jeff Q.M.D. 1944

 

 

 

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Great collection Craig.

 

Canteens are still fairly afforable and can be found in a lot of variations.

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Here is something from my collection -- Airtress 1944 and Collette 1944. The Airtress is double rarity -- the year of manufacturing and 8 stitching lines on front.

 

 

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Browninggunner688

I have 60 canteens and covers and have never noticed that I dont have a 1944 dated U.S. made one !!! I have 6 British made one's dated 1944 and no 1943 dated ones but have 11 1943 U.S. made ones. I have a 1942 dated AIRTESS MID INC with 8 stitching rows and 2 TROXEL MFG CO 1942 dated ones. I understand these ones are scarce.

 

Are the 8 stitching rows fronts rare ? I also have a BAKER LOCKWOOD 1941 rear seam with 8 rows.

 

Nice collection by the way, I really do like canteens for some reason, keep it up.

 

If any one could help with a 1944 dated U.S. made one please pm me.

 

Nick.

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Are the 8 stitching rows fronts rare ?

 

Yes. Only Airtress, Baker-Lockwood and Calloway manufactured them from time to time.

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I check out my collecting and found no 8 stitching rows shucks!! but here is a rare one?? Baker-Lockwood A & T C.O. 1945 3 roll stitching? this RARE??? Thank for the great remarks guys! I think the the 1944 US made covers were issued to replacesments in both Theaters of war? the guys over there had the 1942-43 covers in hand and the Brits supplied the GI's in Europe before D Day.

 

Craig

 

 

 

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Here is my mint 1943 US British made canteen cover. I love the US WWII brit made gear, I'm glad they made it!

 

Craig

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Hello,

 

Very nice canteens !!

I have almost 100 canteens and some variations are really interesting.

I saw recently a cover from Lawrence Prod. 1945 with 5 front sewn ...

 

Regards.

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I check out my collecting and found no 8 stitching rows shucks!! but here is a rare one?? Baker-Lockwood A & T C.O. 1945 3 roll stitching? this RARE???

 

Yes, very rare. I don't know other 3-row covers than mnufactured by the Baker-Lockwood A&T Co in 1945.

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I saw recently a cover from Lawrence Prod. 1945 with 5 front sewn ...

 

Yes, it is one more rare specimen. The only one 5-row covers I know are manufactured by the Lawrence Prod. Co. and in 1945 only.

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I have this 1945 canteen cover, made by G.B.CO.

 

I don't know this manufacturer.

It's interesting because there are 4 sewn and the web reinforcement piece is missing behind ...

 

It looks like a british made cover ...

 

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Here is two interesting canteen covers!!! the early JEFF QMD 1942 is made in the same construction as the M1910 WWI covers were done with the seam up the full back which is a very hard cover to find! and this Mint 1943 Harian Cover is the only manuf. I know of? that they also made M1923 cartridge belts at the same time frame which I also have a mint 1943 Harian belt not shown here is a very interesting and very cool combo together from the same manuf.

 

The M1941 dismount covers, I have yet to see in the 1944 & 1945 American made dates? but these can be found in the 1944 & 1945 British made covers thought.

 

Craig

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Here is some possibilities? your is ending in (ING) this is a WWII list of the canteen manufacturers from a old thread. I removed the SWI Co. because this is a reproduction made cover. Their is some interesting late war material being used! I like canteens & covers because it's the single most importain thing we need to survive! WATER!! Craig

 

US Canteen Covers 1940-1945
and their typical stampings
Acme Lea Goods Co.
A.G. Corp.
Airtress Mfg.
Airtress Mid. Inc.
Alltex
Appleton Awning Corp.
Atlantic Products Corp.
Atlas
Baker-Lockwood Mfg. Co.
Baker-Lockwood A & T Co. (applied since 1945)
Bertress Mfg.
B-G. Inc.
Bradd's Inc.
Brandos Inc.
Brauer Bros. Mfg. Co.
Collette Mfg. Co.
Decatur Tent and Awning
Des Moines Glove & Mfg. Co.
Excel
Fisher
Foley Mfg. Co.
Gallaway Mills
Gates Mfg. Co.
Glida
G. & R. Co.
H.S. Co.
J.A. Shoe
Jeff. Q.M.D.
J.W. Johnson Co.
Kozee-Kar
Lawrence Prod. Co.
Lewiston Tent Awning Co.
LUB. PROD. Co.
Lustre
NU-MODE Inc.
O.A.G.
Pretschold Bros. Co.
Scott Mfg. Co.
Shane Mfg. Co.
St. Croix G. Co.
Troxel Mfg. Co.
Wolk Mfg. Co. (stamped also with full name Walk Manufacturing Company)

 

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Who bought a minute ago (on eBay) the 1945 British made canteen cover with ZERO stitching lines? Simply smooth cover without any stitching.

 

Who? :lol::rolleyes:

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Seller wrote that manufacturer is unreadable and only "1945" stamping can be seen. The cover is British made so it cannot be Callaway.

 

 

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