German WW1 M1915/17 Mess Tin

German WW1 M1915/17 Mess Tin

Code: 10517

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An very nice example of a German WW1 M 1915/17 Mess Tin/Cooking Pot dated 1918.
To save aluminium a new steel sheet Mess Tin was introduced in 1915. It stood about 19.5 cm tall overall and was 16cm wide.
This example dates from 1918 and the date "18" appears on both the hinge of the lid and the body of the Pot along with the Maker's name Wupperman. Both lid and body are a perfectly matched pair with the the field grey enamel identical in shade and condition on both pieces. This a rather rare as under wartime conditions the tops and bottoms were often mismatched. The soldier, H Hansen, has scratched his name into the enamel.
Overall condition is good condition with some loss to the enamel and with denting evident at the bottom edge.