USSR canteens and covers - short description
Aluminum canteen, 0.75 liter capacity, produced by the Moscow factory "Metallamp" from 1926 to 1929. The neck was closed with cork stopper.
Early models of aluminum canteens, produced from 1926 to 1930, features original marking, consisting of abbreviated name of the company - manufacturer and "double" refer to the date of issue. Marking was applied to the neck of the canteen.
Marking the manufacturer - "Metallamp Gospromtsvetmet" and release date: 1927-1928 year:
Canteen was transferred to a cover, which is a copy of the old "tsar" cover Mod. 1897:
Aluminum canteen, 1 liter capacity, produced by the Moscow factory "Metallamp" from 1929 to 1931. The neck was closed with a rubber stopper:
Two variants of the marking:
Aluminum canteen Mod.1932, 1 liter capacity, with screw cap:
"Standard N 4731", for "large metal canteens capacity of 1 liter", approved as mandatory from May 1, 1932:
Canteen cover Mod.1927:
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In the 1931/1932 has been developed and a "small" canteen for the Red Army, 0.75 liter capacity, with screw cap, which release only began in 1937. It was supposed to produce the canteen in aluminum, tin, and brass body. In the production of ready-made canteens were divided into the 1st and 2nd grade, depending upon the quality. Since 1940, canteens began to be painted in green color.
Aluminum canteen Mod.1932, 0,75 liter capacity, with screw cap. The main difference between "pre-war"canteens, produced from 1937 to 1941, is the presence of five "threads" on the neck and screw cap (post-war production canteens, produced since 1948 - three of the "thread").
Earlier version fastening chains to the neck:
Late version fastening chains to the neck:
Manufacturers marking - "Red Vyborzhets" plant, (Leningrad city), and the date of manufacture - April 1938. Now, the marking is placed on the bottom of the canteen.
Numbers and letters into the "star" - "quality control" stamp:
Canteens, released in 1937, had three factory marking varieties:
Presumably, the earliest type of marking, without specifying the date of issue:
"Standard N 4731", for "small metal canteens capacity of 0,75 liter", approved as mandatory from May 1, 1932:
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