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WWII German Green Bakelite canteen cup. REAL or Reproduction??

Article about: I recently got in a bakelite German canteen cup and was wondering if it's original or a reproduction?...It's got a small "3" on the inside of the cup. And the markings seen on top.

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    Default WWII German Green Bakelite canteen cup. REAL or Reproduction??

    I recently got in a bakelite German canteen cup and was wondering if it's original or a reproduction?...It's got a small "3" on the inside of the cup. And the markings seen on top. So if anyone could tell me about this I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks in Advance!

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    I know there are repros of these cups, and they are made
    of plastic - is it truly Bakelite ?

    Rub it heavily with a finger or run it under hot water.
    If you notice an awful smell, it is Bakelite.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Looks like a repro to me (the repros all have these markings !!)

    But it is easy to determine: tap on it with your fingernail and tap on real bakelite: you will notice the difference

    Tom
    MP44.nl - Welcome to my Website

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    I think Tom is right I have seen these on some sites do advertized as Plastic repo replacement cups with the same markings. some sites sell them as real. That is why I passed on a orange one just like it same markings. timothy

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    Quote by MP44tom View Post
    Looks like a repro to me (the repros all have these markings !!)

    But it is easy to determine: tap on it with your fingernail and tap on real bakelite: you will notice the difference

    Tom
    MP44.nl - Welcome to my Website


    I tapped it and compared it to my original black one and the black one "clicks" when you tap it. This one sounds different when tapped. So it could be a reproduction. Which is alright cause I can use it for reenacting! haha

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    I ran it under hot water and there wasn't any smell.

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    glad you can laugh about it.

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    Quote by harryamb2 View Post
    glad you can laugh about it.
    Well I didn't pay anything for it. I got it in a trade so I guess I can..

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    With that color you can make a fashion statement in the field

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    Quote by Jeronimo View Post
    With that color you can make a fashion statement in the field


    Yep! haha....Not many reenactors wear the colored bakelite cups. I do plan on wearing it to events in my impression. It will be much different than always wearing a black cup.

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