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Bread Tin, Canteen and Belt
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Bread Tin, Canteen and Belt

Catalog #: 2002.0044.01    Accession #: 2002.0044
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 2.25" H x 8" W x 2.25" D

Physical Description

Square metal container.

General History

The bread tin was designed to keep the doughboy's ration of hard bread dry; earlier bread rations were packaged in cardboard containers which became soggy and their contents unusable when wet.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War I
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