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1890's Mess Kits
« on: July 08, 2017, 06:19:21 AM »
Gentlemen,  What mess kit would have been in use by the 1890's?  Would it have still been the 1874 equipment?  I'm looking to put one together that I can actually use.  When did the aluminum kits come into use?
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Re: 1890's Mess Kits
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 08:12:28 AM »
I discovered this site during an earlier mess kit discussion . Everything you ever wanted to know about mess kits:

http://www.history.army.mil/html/museums/messkits/Field_Mess_Gear(upd_Jul09).pdf


Edit: You can shortcut to page 33 for the 1874, primary issue up to 1910, used as late as WW1 as secondary issue.

Aluminum cans began in 1942.

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Re: 1890's Mess Kits
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 09:38:49 AM »
Thanks!  I found that site after I posted this morning.  It looks like I'll probably go with the aluminum World War 1 type, as I can't find anyone that makes the 1874.  No one will see it most of the time anyway.
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Re: 1890's Mess Kits
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 09:53:43 AM »
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Re: 1890's Mess Kits
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 11:44:58 AM »
From my conversations with F-Trooper, Jerry Lee is gearing up to make the M-1874 Type II
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Re: 1890's Mess Kits
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Re: 1890's Mess Kits
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2017, 12:16:11 PM »
Then I'll wait!  Is he planning to make the utensils, too?
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Re: 1890's Mess Kits
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2017, 12:46:23 PM »
Not that I'm aware of.

You could get antique civilian pattern table service.
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Re: 1890's Mess Kits
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2017, 01:21:17 PM »
The 1904 and 1910 stuff looks fairly close.
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