WW1 Services Ration Depot Rum Dispenser

WW1 Services Ration Depot Rum Dispenser

Code: 56408

£50.00 Approx $61.88, €58.07, £50
 

A World War 1 period British Army Rum Jar marked with the letters 'SRD' (Supply Reserve Depot) in overall very good condition with no damage to its glazed earthenware construction.
Soldiers on active service could be issued with 2.5 fluid ounces (one-eighth of a pint) of rum at the discretion of their commander or on the recommendation of their medical officer.
Standing approximately 310 mm in height and weighing 3.7kgs empty, the Jars attracted several interpretations of the lettering such as 'Seldom Reaches Destination', 'Service Rum Diluted' and 'Soon Runs Dry'.
Nice display backdrop item.