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    Hi everyone, I have two Japanese messtins, both like the one shown are painted brown with black paint over the top. The ones shown in text books are not black over-painted, so does anyone know if this is a wartime practice or postwar alteration? Many thanks, Douglas
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    Is it overpaint, or is it turning black from being over a fire. I have seen this brownish color turn black on other examples. Usually near the bottom of the tin.


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    I dont know. Its very even.

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    Quote by douglas2496 View Post
    I dont know. Its very even.
    Looks almost shinny on the pic. Still a very nice tin. Wait till Taka-San has a look.
    "You will get all the rest you need in the grave"

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    Hi Douglas-san,

    They were simply used for cooking, just carbon.

    They were shiny originally, than gradually gets dull and darker.

    The top lid wrote 田辺 - Tanabe

    1942 dated.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    Quote by SHINDENKAI View Post
    1942 dated.
    I see:
    昭十十
    口 号


    Or, as it is on the tin:

    口 昭
    .... 十
    号...十


    Would this be Shouwa 20? Or am I missing something else [don't ask my wife!]


    --Guy

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    Thanks very much for the help.

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    Hi Guy-san,

    The date 1942 is written 十七 (Shou Jyuu-shichi) - Showa 17

    Regards,
    Taka

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    Quote by SHINDENKAI View Post
    Hi Guy-san,

    The date 1942 is written 十七 (Shou Jyuu-shichi) - Showa 17

    Regards,
    Taka
    Arrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhh: That's a 7? It looked like a 10 until I read your response, then looked closely

    ~(_8(|)


    I feel so ..... Homer-ish!

    Thanks again, Taka-san!
    --Guy

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