First World War Mounted Pattern Mess Tin

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Two patterns of mess tin were issued to Australian troops during the First World War. Both patterns were constructed in tin plate, the majority being steel with a protective tin plate. The round mess tin was issued to mounted troops. The tins were usually worn in a cotton canvas cover which was attached to the saddle by a leather strap.

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Two patterns of mess tin were issued to Australian troops during the First World War. Both patterns were constructed in tin plate, the majority being steel with a protective tin plate. The round mess tin was issued to mounted troops. The tins were usually worn in a cotton canvas cover which was attached to the saddle by a leather strap.

These reproductions have been made after close examination of numerous original examples.