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Found at antique shop not far from US sub base Groton

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"You look like a bad idea......get the %4&# over here! I'm taking you home."


Seeking Model 1895 and 1902 Named Officer coats as well as Spanish American War Tropical Uniforms.
Also pre WW2 marine uniforms. Always pre-1945 Colorado National Guard Items wanted! Also seeking Rhodesian

Uniforms and Gear used by Americans in the Rhodesian Security Forces during the Bush War (Africa).


Fortune cookie say: "An expert is someone that knows so much about so little."

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It could be, or maybe medical related. Since it was found near a sub base there's maybe a connection there.


Either way it's a great piece, and definitely a fun bad idea. Just don't get pulled over with it in the backseat.

Interested in items related to:

-Amarillo A.A.F. / Amarillo Air Force Base

-Military instillations located in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas.

-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

-413th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)


In Memoriam:

CSM Juan H. Hernandez - U.S. Army WWII, Korea, Vietnam

RM1c William C. Denney - U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677) Korea


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Logically it is either a shipping container for a radioactive component, or a disposal container.


Either way, given its apparent size, you might want to have it scanned with a Geiger counter as suggested. 


One would like to think this was done before it went to Defense Property Disposal, but there have been some very notable slip ups in the past.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War



"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."


Moliere: Tartuffe





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