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USSR soldier tea mugs - "Kruzhka"

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    Default USSR soldier tea mugs - "Kruzhka"

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    "Tea mug" was introduced into the Red Army equipment by order of the Revolutionary Military Council of the USSR № 1936, from September 1, 1923 ( tea - since oldest times is the most popular drink in Russia) . During the WW2, the Red Army soldiers used steel, aluminum and enamel mugs of various shapes and colors. A characteristic feature of most mugs prewar and wartime - handle, made in the form of "half of heart":


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    Prewar/wartime enameled mugs:

    "Lysva" plant (named "For Industrialization" newspaper) enameled mugs:

    Early version of the marking, in the form of letters "ЛМЗ", approved February 15, 1937:

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    Late version of the marking:

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    "Fighters - from the Perm city workers", mug of prewar production (from 1940 to 1957, Perm city was renamed Molotov city):

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    "Rostov Emalposuda" plant (Rostov-on-Don city) enameled mugs. This plant founded May 15, 1927 as "Russian-Austrian Joint-Stock Company Tin-Westen". In September 1941, the plant was evacuated to different cities of the USSR, including Omsk and Chelyabinsk.

    Early marking (until 1933), with "W" ( "Westen") stylized letters, and "ЖW" ( "Жесть-Westen"):

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    Marking on mugs, issued after 1933. The plant became a state on the stamps were the letters "Р.З. "/ "Р.Э.З.":

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    Caption "9 с/м" ("8 с/м"), mean diameter of the bottom:

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    Mug with a image of a cat reading a book. These mugs are often found on the WW2 battlefield, perhaps, the soldiers brought them out of the house during the war:

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    Mug with a image of the birds:

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    "Voroshilovgrad plant named Artem" (now - Lugansk city) enameled mugs.

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    Marking version 2:

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    Mug, presumably released until 1935 (from 1935 to 1958 Lugansk was renamed in Voroshilovgrad):

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    "Red Metallist" working cooperative (Rostov-on-Don city) mug:

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    "Dnіproshtamp" working cooperative mug:

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    Enameled mug, made of a metal casing of the individual drained package IDP (ИДП):

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    For example - individual drained package IDP (ИДП):

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    Prewar/wartime aluminium mugs:

    Handles prewar and wartime mugs usually have a flat shape, without "stamping" in the middle:

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    Wartime "Red Vyborzhets" plant marking:

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    Cast aluminum mug, manufactured in the working cooperative "Metallist", Stalino city (now - Donetsk):

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    Postwar enameled mugs:

    "Lysva" plant postwar mugs. Trademark "ЛМЗ" in the form of intersecting letters was approved July 26, 1946.

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    Left - "Zarya" plant mug:

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    The main feature of the postwar mugs late release - "arched" handle:

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    Mugs, manufactured in the "ZMZ" plant and the "NMZ" plant (Novosibirsk city Metallurgical Plant):

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    Postwar aluminium mugs:


    Early postwar ("Red Vyborzhets") mugs have a flat shape handle, without "stamping" in the middle:

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    Early postwar "Red Vyborzhets" marking:

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    Modern (2015) aluminium mug, manufactured in the "Demidovsky plant" (Kamensk-Uralsk city). Handles also has a flat shape. Mugs of this type are often issued for the "original WW2".

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    Modern "supermarket" marking:

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    In most cases, the postwar aluminium mugs have handles with "stamping" in the center:

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    Postwar marking:

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    Marking "РККА 1939" - was applied to the mug of postwar production. It's a fake!

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    That's all, I hope that it was somewhat useful for someone.
    Cheers, Michael

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    Once again that will be very useful for everyone !
    Thanks for this thread.

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