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unknown/experimental M1910 canteen cover?


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dunmore1774

Anyone recognize this?  It looks like a WW1 m1910 canteen inside, but what is going on with the cover?  Experimental, or just commercial oddball junk?

 

Thanks for any help

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doyler

Snaps look Canadian.They used them on the para jackets as well. 

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dunmore1774

Just got a better look at it, stamped "MADE IN CANADA"--  thanks for the help!    

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dunmore1774

The interior shows that it is made of similar material as US canteens (canvas or duck) , but the exterior has some kind of coating/treatment, giving it that shiny appearance. Maybe some kind of waterproofing?  I believe it is some kind of green paint, as it covers the threads and is green.

 

 

While it is established that this not American, maybe the mods will allow it to remain for future reference  or we can call it "Americans in foreign service"😀

 

It seems odd that they would use an American pattern, why change from WW2 style UK/British design?  Also, I wonder about the canteen itself. It is identical to US WW1 style, but it is unmarked. Could that be Canadian as well, or just paired up post-War with an American canteen?

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Andrew

It is absolutely a Canadian 1951 pattern canteen cover, with plenty of blanco applied, which is typical. We manufactured metal canteens and cups for these as well, before introducing the plastic 1 quart canteen in 1960, which was later adopted by the US forces. Here is a complete set for reference. 

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