Military, WWII Emergency Ration Tin; unknown maker; ?; RX.1998.39.3

Name/Title

Military, WWII Emergency Ration Tin

About this object

This is an intact tin of food rations from WWII and was donated as part of a larger collection of war memorabilia. These were last resort rations and were only to be opened on the strict orders of a senior officer.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

?

Period

1930s

Place Made

unknown

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, tin

Inscription and Marks

Top of tin is embossed with the following instructions:

EMERGENCY RATION
PURPOSE OF CONTENTS
TO BE CONSUMED ONLY WHEN
NO OTHER RATIONS OF ANY KIND
ARE PROCURABLE
TO OPEN
STRIP OFF BAND INSERT COIN IN
CORNER GROOVE AND TURN
NOTICE NOT TO BE OPENED EXCEPT
BY ORDER OF AN OFFICER

Measurements

l 110mm x d 80mm x h 25mm
wt 250g

Object Type

containers

Object number

RX.1998.39.3

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Tags
Emergency
Food
Rations
War
WWII

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