World War I Mess Kit with ID
Item #: JSM 2119
Six-piece mess kit consisting of US army issue canteen, cup, mess tin, knife, fork, and spoon. The canteen was made by L.F. & C. 1918, and has brass spout, chain and attchment ring. The cup bears "Wm Bell" tapped into the metal. The mess tin also has Wm. Bell tapped into it. Tin and cup both show where Bell initially scratched his name into the metal before marking them more permanently with a hammer and knife point. (It looks as though Bell used his mess knife to tap in his name in the cup and mess tin--the point fits perfectly and the back end of the knife handle is slightly flattened by blunt force.) The knife, made by A.C.Co., 1917 also proclaims "Wm. Bell" tapped into the left side of the grip, the spoon also bears the same distinctive lettering, the fork has the letters "WB" stamped on the reverse of the handle, though it appears like a maker's initials. All three utensils are standard "US" emblazoned army issue. All pieces are in good condition. A great ID'd group!
We are currently not accepting orders while our site is under construction. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you see an item you would like give us a call.
540-672-9944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have ordered an antique weapon or artifact from our website please be advised that these guns are sold strictly as collectible antiques. Nccivilwarrelics.com recommends that these relics and weapons be enjoyed and appreciated for their historical significance and not ever fired. By ordering you are acknowledging these facts, warnings and assume full responsibility for your personal actions with regard to them.
We DO NOT sell modern guns, all our inventory will be pre 1898 and are classified by the (ATF) Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms as antiques and require no government paperwork to own.