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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
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Reckitt's Square Blue

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000006017
Description
Flat square paper packet that initially contained four pieces of the product, and three of them still remain in the packet; each piece of the product is a cube and is wrapped in blue paper; the four pieces were packed in a black paper pouch; a paper label is adhered around the left, front, right an…
Accession Number
000006017
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Laundering
Description
Flat square paper packet that initially contained four pieces of the product, and three of them still remain in the packet; each piece of the product is a cube and is wrapped in blue paper; the four pieces were packed in a black paper pouch; a paper label is adhered around the left, front, right and back sides of the black pouch; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson.
Maker
Reckitt & Colman (Canada) Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
paper: white; black; blue; red
Inscriptions
Front: ""RECKITT'S // SQUARE // BLUE"; a crown is printed in red and blue on a white diamond; back: "RECKITT'S SQUARE BLUE // PREVENTS CLOTHES // TURNING YELLOW"; white letters on blue border read, "RECKITT & COLMAN // (CANADA) LIMITED // MANUFACTURED AT MONTREAL, CANADA."; blue letters on red background below the border read, "LE BLEU RECKITT // EMPÊCHE // LE LINGE DE JAUNIR"; right side: blue letters inside of frame read, "4 WRAPPED SQUARES // RECKITT'S BLUE"; left half of left side reads: "WRAP SQUARE IN // FLANNEL, STIR IN // RINSING WATER UN- // TIL DESIRED COLOUR // IS OBTAINED. PRE- // VENTS CLOTHES // TURNING YELLOW."; blue letters on the right half read, "ENVELOPPEZ LE CUBE // DANS UNE FLANELLE, // AGITER DANS L'EAU // À RINCER POUR OB- // TENIR LA TEINTE DÉ- // SIRÉE. EMPÊCHE LE // LINGE DE JAUNIR."; on one side of the blue paper wrapping the cube, there are users' instructions printed in white letters that are the same as those on the left side of the packet
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 6.5 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 3.1cm
Condition Remarks
Packet has been opened and one cube has been used; blue powder is leaking from the packet; at the object's left on the top, the black paper has been torn away; there are two tears on the front in the upper left corner and on the left side; the paper label has a beige discolouration, beige stains, and brown smudges; the black pouch has white abrasion marks around the edges and on the bottom.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This product was used to keep white fabrics from yellowing
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