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military mess tin

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Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001002
Description
Aluminum military mess kit, rectangular with rounded corners and flat bottom; handle is made of steel wire attached at both ends to a hinge or bracket that attaches to the main container part of the kit with three rivets; this bracket attaches to the outer surface of one of the shorter sides; manuf…
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Accession Number
002001002
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Cooking and Eating Utensils
Description
Aluminum military mess kit, rectangular with rounded corners and flat bottom; handle is made of steel wire attached at both ends to a hinge or bracket that attaches to the main container part of the kit with three rivets; this bracket attaches to the outer surface of one of the shorter sides; manufacturer's mark stamped above bracket.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
G.A. L'Hoir
Site Made (City)
Levis
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Based on materials
Material
metal: silver; grey
Inscriptions
On short end, opposite handle: "G.A. L'HOIR // LEVIS Q."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Dimension Notes
Length 18.8 cm x Width 13.7 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Use-related wear such as scratching and gouges in the aluminum; slight corrosion and spotty dirt buildup; steel-wire
handle has spots of corrosion over approximately 7% of the surface.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; came with 002.001.001; CD #6
Images
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