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    The dates and initials seem to fit - the group of materials came through a cartridge collector - he purchased the group plus a large quantity of small arms from the family of a gentleman that was described as having owned a gun shop some years ago and had general interest in many things. The grenades were a big plus, it has been some time since I've seen an M34 available that wasn't a demil patch job, and I haven't come across a Beano in the wild for several years. Not sure if this was any sort of official desktop piece or a home done job, no plaque or markings.
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    http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/us-ww1-...-product,19935

    I could find no reference for the tin ever being a cleaning kit. Maybe repurposed, but not as issued.
    My grandmother used one to hold some of her sewing supplies. Wish I'd inherited it.

    Just found this. See page 44

    https://history.army.mil/html/museum...upd_Jul09).pdf
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    As Slick said above the tin is a U.S. Model 1916 Bacon Can.

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    On the money. I honestly thought you were joking though - bacon was on the absolute bottom of my guess list. Thanks -
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/us-ww1-...-product,19935

    I could find no reference for the tin ever being a cleaning kit. Maybe repurposed, but not as issued.
    My grandmother used one to hold some of her sewing supplies. Wish I'd inherited it.

    Just found this. See page 44

    https://history.army.mil/html/museum...upd_Jul09).pdf
    Thanks for the link as well - great info on web/misc gear that I have little or no references on.
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

 

 
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