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    MG34/42 Ammo Box

    Could someone ID the logo on this aluminum ammo box?Thanks....Pete.
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    The logo appears to have letters W, C and H. Closest match I found related to WaA668 inspection stamp is Carl Hepting, Stuttgart ( also written as Hepting & Co. in other source ).
    Another more suitable name could be W.C.Heräus GmbH, Hanau but I don't know which WaA-number they had, at least WaA668 has not yet been recorded with this company.

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    Well, it's often quite difficult to conclude of an individual letter-based symbol on the true manufacturer.

    Reino, you're well on the logical path and possibly right; especially a matching WaA-number is a valuable and strong clue.
    At this point a look on the product spectrum of these companies might help (or increase the obscureness?):

    Hepting & Co. at Stuttgart was, before and after the war, a leather factory, manufacturing belts, suit- & briefcases etc. and very likely during the war military related leather goods.

    Heräus GmbH at Hanau was very specialized in precious metals (silver, gold, platinum) and made electrical contacts, catalysts and rhodium mirros for Flak-searchlights.

    Now I wonder: the belt-boxes were a quite simple tinware in mass production, so why should these two specialists in completely different business areas fabricate such tin boxes?
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    Peter, I fully agree. This was just a hit in the dark. Unfortunately Claus Espeholt's excellent site combining makers to WaA-numbers is still far from complete. On the other hand on that list WaA668 seems to be very common in leatherware makers.

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    Thanks for the replys,I thought the initials were HCW,well I`ll just keep looking........Pete.

 

 

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