Mermite container

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Mermite container

Post by ldj1002 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:53 am

I just got this container. All the ones when I was in army 62 to 64 were rectangle. I never say a round one. It is in rough shape. Can anyone tell by the info on lid about this. Any info appreciated.
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Re: Mermite container

Post by zepher11 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:47 am

It is a WWII era M1941 Mermite Container. Here is some information on the net: ... index.html

Used for both food and a blood coolers: ... _id=204688

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Re: Mermite container

Post by retro-roco » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:08 pm

Wow! Thats just about the roughest mermite I've seen yet... any of the three inserts inside??
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Re: Mermite container

Post by 42GPW » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:49 pm

Its pretty rough. But restoreable from the outside. I wish i had one.

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Re: Mermite container

Post by Lee Bishop » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:28 pm

42GPW wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:49 pm
Its pretty rough. But restoreable from the outside.
From the photos, I agree. I've seen far worse, later restored.
As for the interior rust, hammerite finish spray paint does a good job replicating the finish that the food containers came in.
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