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
Square metal container.
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.
Country: United States
War: World War I