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Id help:a strange box

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    Default Id help:a strange box

    Hello dear Gentlemen!
    As usual,the frog needs you!!
    As anybody already seen such a "box"?
    Marked "KbF 44",that's all...
    I had a quick look on the net but i'm no pro like you...
    Thanks amigos!
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    Hi. It looks like a German vehicle box, almost like a motorcycle side box. Nice thing to have, forsure.

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    Seb, i would say the same thing seeing it has 4 rear securing holes

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    Thanks to both of you,sincerly

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    Yes sir, it's a metal motorcycle courier's box. Very nice!

    Jay

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    Thanks dear chaps,but am i blind or are the bike's boxes different from the one i posted?

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    No, Seb, you're not blind. But there were different types of boxes used. Photo is just an example. Your box is the right shape and size for a motorcycle sidebox, with the three top holes and single bottom hole. But, frankly, it could have come from any number of German vehicles. The first thought I had was it looked like one of the tool / equipment boxes found on German half-tracked AA gun carriers. But I would guess that motorcycle box is about right. A lot of the photos you see of German motorcycles / sidecars tend to be early war period. Your box is dated '44', late war pattern.

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    I agree with Alexander. I have seen motorcycle courier boxes exactly like yours. The only difference was the ones I saw did not have the the stamped re-enforcement on them. It could be the ones I saw were earlier bags and by 1944 they figured out they needed to re-enforce them. Yours matches the smaller size used by motorcycle couriers and it's got the hasp so they can put a lock on it for confidential documents. Wouldn't be logical to put a lock on an ammo box, or tools you might need in a fire fight.

    Take care,
    Jay
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    I knew this was the right place to have such brilliant replies!
    Many thanks again for the time you gave to me!

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