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Not Individual Rations only...

Postby housil » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:18 pm

I don´t have a couple of hundret Individual Rations only, I also love (and collect) all other typs of (group) field kitchen rations, T-18 rations a.s.o.

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Today I got a new "treasure":

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A hugh can to make 13 servings, just add boiling water and stir...

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Has anyone a suggestion how old this can may be?

See stamping at center of top:

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It say´s "0262" on it. If it would be a MRE, it will mean:
Year 19X0 (like 1970, 1980, 1990)
262th day of the year. (Sep 19th)

Or has anyone of you another idea?! (e.g. Company is out of buisness since x, so can must be older than...)

Thank you in advance for your suggestion from Germany

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Postby dirtbag » Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:08 pm

0262 could also mean febuary 1962... the use of the 'year + julian date ' wasn't used until fairly recently.
HTH

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Postby housil » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:43 am

dirtbag wrote:0262 could also mean febuary 1962... the use of the 'year + julian date ' wasn't used until fairly recently.
HTH


What means "HTH"?! :?:

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Postby kman » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:45 am

I'm just doing a lot of guessing here because I'm not clear on the history of the Wornick Company. It looks like Wornick might have been known as "Wornick Family Foods" around the early 1990s - I found a reference to a court case from 1994 that cited an earlier court case with Wornick Family Foods. It also cited a company formed in 1991 so I'm guessing early 90s.

So my vote would be for that date being from 1990.

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Postby olli » Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:04 pm

oh contents are dry, now i see
i think i would try it....

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Postby dirtbag » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:53 pm

housil wrote:
dirtbag wrote:0262 could also mean febuary 1962... the use of the 'year + julian date ' wasn't used until fairly recently.
HTH


What means "HTH"?! :?:

'Hope this Helps' :wink:

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Postby olli » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:26 pm

i really like the second picture with the spoon next to the can.... :D

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Postby Stef » Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:07 am

You have some good eyes Olli, I didn't even see the spoon.
Hmm, you seem to be that kind of persons who spend most of their free time in caves ans tunnels :lol:


So it's so hard to give a date within a 28 year period?
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Postby housil » Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:14 am

olli wrote:i really like the second picture with the spoon next to the can.... :D


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OK "Hawkeye" :o

It´s good to know to be under professional here... :lol:

This is not an ordernary spoon. This is one of my genuine US-Army cutlery collection. See this:

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Neither white nor brown plastic... :lol:
Genuine stainless steel...

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Postby mreheater72 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:51 am

Hi guys,

here are some photos of my latest trade, bought on a flea market in Bavaria/Germany at the beginning of February 2007 for 1,50 EURO :D (about 2,00 US Dollar). I don’t know the exact age, but I estimate the can of “Pork Chops” is at least 20 years old! The recipe on the lid sounds good!

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Greets mreheater72


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