This is a US Model 1910 meat can used during World War I. The 1910 model was derived from the first iteration of meat can, the Model 1874 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 Model 1874 version of the meat can and the Model 1910 were the dimensions. The Model 1874 was 8" long, 6 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" deep. The Model 1910 was 8 1/2" long 6 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" deep. The plate and meat can are made of aluminum and held together by a galvanized iron handle. This Model 1910 meat can is in very good condition, no dents, gouges or warpage. The galvanized iron handle is stamped US/W.S.Co./1918. This little jewel will go a long way in completing you WWI US Doughboy collection.
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