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    B167 question.

    I have purchased a B167 box today,whilst the exterior has been repainted i assume post war the interior still has the
    light almost pea green colour still intact.....the manufacturer is CMC...is this Canadian?...thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egdod View Post
    I have purchased a B167 box today,whilst the exterior has been repainted i assume post war the interior still has the
    light almost pea green colour still intact.....the manufacturer is CMC...is this Canadian?...thanks in advance.
    If pea green, likely was for smoke bombs. CMC is Crittalls of window fame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tankbarrell View Post
    If pea green, likely was for smoke bombs. CMC is Crittalls of window fame.
    Thanks for the reply Adrian, i have several ammo boxes in this pea green paint and was led to believe that this was a Canadian colour....don’t suppose you have a idea of a good match?
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    The package colour of smoke producing projectiles at that time was described as LIGHT GREEN with yellow stencilling.
    UK Light brunswick green is to BS 381C Colour Number 225 with stencilling in Golden Yellow to colour number 356.

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    The original paint Canadian boxes I have are darker than light brunswick green.
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    I'll compare it to a colour chart and see if I can get a close match.

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    Thanks both for the info,i will take a picture of the inside of the box as it is a very light green.

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    The package external colour and markings appear to be original. The external package colour was Deep Bronze Green to BS381C Colour Number 224 before the colour changed, during WWII, to what was then known as colour Camouflage Brown No.2. which became BS381C Brown No 411. The package internal colour is not significant, more as a preservative.
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    I have another ammo box with the same internal colour which appears to have the same colour externally....in fact there seems to be several boxes about with the same pea green colour to the interior and exterior.

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    Light green externally painted packages were for smoke producers. See earlier reply. This applied to both wood and metal packages until the brown external colour change started in 1944.

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    Seems strange that so many different boxes all had smoke producers....

 

 
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