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Offline Carzee

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Cup, Canteen aka kidney cup
« on: April 21, 2016, 08:24:00 PM »
I have a huge collection... maybe 5 or 6 ;)
Some are modern, some are old.
But they are precisely the same design.
The oldest is 1951 (American).

Here is my favorite.
It turns 50 this year (see att pics)

Offline Magellan

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Re: Cup, Canteen aka kidney cup
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 08:45:52 PM »
I bought two recently from Tooles when we were there. They've been painted in camo by the previous owner, nice actually. Pics when I return from Nippon

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Re: Cup, Canteen aka kidney cup
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 03:18:09 PM »
I have a few of varying ages. Here's the ones I have canteens for.

Here are my oldest (identifiable) ones - a 1945 US aluminium one and a 1945 US Corrosion Resistant Steel one. I don't use the aluminium one, but the stainless steel one still goes bush.

I cannot prove it but I THINK my oldest one is an unmarked new old stock aluminium one which came to me as part of a WWI US canteen kit. US canteen cups weren't date marked until 1918 so it could date anywhere from 1910/11 to early 1918. It never gets used.

There's quite a few 1940s and 50s dated US stainless steel canteen cups floating around in Australia because they were issued to us with the first lot of M1956 webbing beginning in the early 1960s along with US aluminium M1910 canteens. The earliest Australian made cups canteen I have seen is dated 1965 so until proven otherwise I'd say that is the date Australian-made plastic canteens and cups canteens started manufacture.
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