World War 1 & 2 I & II Aluminum Mess Kits & Silverware

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  • Sold Date: Jul 14, 2009
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World War 1 & 2 I & II Aluminum Mess Kits & Silverware

Picture #2 is a vintage World War 1 Mess Kit. The handle is marked U.S. TUSA. Only the 19 8 is visible on what I think should be 1918. The mess kit is made of aluminum and the arm and hinge are galvanized steel. The older style mess kits had the flat lid that could also be used as a plate.

Picture #1 is a vintage World War 2 mess kit. The handle is marked U.S. E.A. Co 1945. The unit has the plate divided into two sections so food could be separated. The folding handle, when closed, fits into the groove formed by the divider. The ring on the plate was moved to the end of the groove so the lip of the handle fits right into it. The entire mess kit was made of "corrosion resistent" galvanized steel, not aluminum.

Picture #3 is a vintage World War 2 mess kit. The handle is marked U.S. M.A. Co 1944. The unit has the plate divided into two sections so food could be separated. The folding handle, when closed, fits into the groove formed by the divider. The ring on the plate was moved to the end of the groove so the lip of the handle fits right into it. The meat can was made of "corrosion resistent" galvanized steel and the plate (bottom) is made of aluminum.

The canteen cup has a metal strip handle that folded around the cup itself. The marks on the strip are U.S. E.A Co 1943. It is made
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