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Article about: Just a quick question, I have just received a US waterbottle, and was wondering if anyone knows what the lettering ICO' 55/56 means? is it a manufacturers code? or date stamping?

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    Just a quick question, I have just received a US waterbottle, and was wondering if anyone knows what the lettering ICO' 55/56 means?
    is it a manufacturers code? or date stamping?
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    You must show pictures.

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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    This is post-war but the canteen does not look US to me never seen one like this.
    chris

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    That's not a US canteen.

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    Looks like the canteen is german or swiss, the cover to the canteen is US made during the 60s and worn in Vietnam

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    Quote by gel65 View Post
    Looks like the canteen is german or swiss, the cover to the canteen is US made during the 60s and worn in Vietnam
    I was going to say, the clips look to be for an ALICE pack

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    The cover is the M-1956 type.The bottle isn't US...not sure which country.

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    Many thanks everyone, and sorry for the delay in replying, I will search through some images of European bottles to see if I can find a match.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    It's a Dutch Netherlands canteen.

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