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1942 dated food cannister

Article about: Hi This beauty is on its way to me.....1942 dated and complete (even with laddle). Will take some detailed pictures in the week. Thought it might be a nice one to post. cheers tony

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    Default 1942 dated food cannister

    Hi

    This beauty is on its way to me.....1942 dated and complete (even with laddle).

    Will take some detailed pictures in the week.

    Thought it might be a nice one to post.

    cheers

    tony

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    Hi

    here come the pics for my Essenbehalter. They were hot food containers used to carry prepared food such a soup etc from the field kitchens to the front lines. The blokes how did the carrying were called essentrager.

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    This example is complete with the inside cannister that is removeable for cleaning, laddle in the inside of the lid and later war webbing straps.....I saw it and thought WOOF!

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    The cannister is dated 1942 and maker marked CCZ.

    The straps are marked gyb 1944.

    being greedy i also took the spare straps dated 1944 and marked JME.

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    cheers

    tony
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    Hello,
    I do own two of those. one is bare metal, the other is tan painted...great items....but i'm still looking for carrying straps...nice spare straps (eheheh)
    Thanks
    PREUSSENS GLORIA

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    Quote by spandau View Post
    Hi

    The blokes how did the carrying were called essentrager.
    tony
    They were also called 'bullet magnets' ..........yikes!
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Quote by spandau View Post
    Hi

    The blokes how did the carrying were called essentrager.
    tony
    They were also called 'bullet magnets' ..........yikes!
    Dan

    T now thats weird - I only pressed 'submit' the once????????
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    You are so lucky they are so hard to find one here in the US.
    been looking for one.
    chris

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    Very nice example !!!

    And including the ladle.... it took me years to find one.... now I have 2

    (I'm now looking for a tan one to put the ladle in

    Here some pictures of mine with the straps (leather and webbing)... there also exist full leather straps but haven't been able to find a set (only loose ones)















    Tom
    MP44.nl - Welcome to my Website

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    Tom

    two laddels..........you lucky devil, they are harder to find than original ss caps (mainlky because FB seems to own them all)

    Here is a picture of another cannister of mine with the full leather straps

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    cheers

    tony

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