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    Last Antique show of the season ~

    No ordnance to be found (anything else at stupid prices) so I did what any one would do
    and hit the booze - except someone got it all before me
    and the Jug was empty -- a late issue Rum Jug 1945 - 1970
    type in mint condition. $25cdn = 14.3 pounds, fair enough I guess.
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    What is the approximate volume?
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    Hi, these SRD jugs are pretty common on this side of the pond, but I've never seen one whith the whicker around it. Is it because it's a late one? Did the WW1 and WW2 also have the whicker protection? Thanks. Frank

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    1 gallon , the wicker wrap was standard except late ww2 RN when there was a wicker shortage and they were packed two to a box
    with packing. See the attached article. It's harder to find an intact thick wickered jug. I never had one before as I collected ww1 and could never tell
    ww1 jugs from ww2 jugs in wicker.

    As mine was empty I can only think that "Waffy the Pirate" beat me to it ~
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    When I was in 16 Para Brigade in the early 1960s, we had wicker rum jars without a red band.
    The rum was issued for what was known as 'hard lying'. If no rum was available, cheese was issued in lieu.

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    Cheese in lieu of Rum, that would have been pleasing ! ~ Indeed only Navel jugs had the red band so one didn't get into the vinegar instead .

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    Not sure "Waffy the Pirate" would have been very happy with cheese, I certainly wouldn't...
    Anyway, thank you guys for sharing your knowledge. Frank

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    Very interesting. So was it only the army who issued rum in SRD stamped jars without wicker? I've seen SRD stamped jars in half, one and two gallon sizes.

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    No, the Army jugs are according to the article wicker wrapped and in boxes with packing. This makes some sense as the army jugs would have much more handling than a navy jug which went from a storeroom onto a ship directly. it was the Navy later in ww2 that packed them in boxes plain due to a shortage of wicker. I guess reverted back to wicker as soon as they could. I'm no expert at all, but maybe the SRD is more of an army thing ?

 

 

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