US Model 1874 Meat Can Third Pattern
Item #: WR789
This is a US Model 1874 meat can used during the Spanish American war and World War I. The 1874 model was the first iteration of meat can. It was in 1874 when the Infantry Equipment Board realized the need to equip soldiers with a means of carrying uncooked rations and a way to cook them, thus the meat can was born! There are three different models of the 1874 combination "plate and meat can". Ordnance Memoranda No. 19 Infantry Equipment describes the meat can as "two oval dishes made of block tin, one deeper than the other, which fit together, forming a meat ration can. To the deeper dish is attached a light iron handle which folds over and holds the two together." The most significant changes to the three patterns of the Model 1874 version of the meat can are, first pattern had a slotted handle, second pattern had a solid handle and the third pattern had an offset pull ring. The Model 1874 is 8" long, 6 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" deep. The plate and meat can are made of tin and held together by a galvanized iron handle. This Model 1874 third pattern meat can is in very good condition, no dents, gouges or warpage. The galvanized iron handle is stamped US. This little jewel will go a long way in completing your Spanish American war collection.
Your Price $75.00 USD
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