Unidentified P-38 Can Opener

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Unidentified P-38 Can Opener

Post by Digger » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:22 pm

I am in Australia and found this P-38 can opener amongst my stuff. I note that it is stamped with the maker's name 'T K G'. Can anyone identify this manufacturer and perhaps date the P-38 to a particular conflict eg WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War.
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Re: Unidentified P-38 Can Opener

Post by JT1991 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:51 am

Only thing I could find searching the web was this. Not sure what T. K. G. stands for. Hope it helps a little. If I come across more info I'll let you know. Take care.

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1. British style can opener sold by Highlander Adventure Equipment (purchased from store in Britain)

2. Chinese version of British style can opener

3. East German can opener. Stamped on side "Standard EVP 0.1C"

4. Belgian can opener

:!: 5. US can opener, similar to p38 :!:

6. US p38 can opener, stamped on side "MIL-J-0837"

7. Chinese version of p51, sold by Stansport as G.I. Style Can Opener

8. US p51 can opener, stamped on side "US SHELBY CO"

9. US p51 can opener, stamped on side "US CLARK METAL PROD"

10. US p38 can opener, stamped on side "US SHELBY CO"

11. US p38 can opener, stamped on side "US SPEAKER"

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Re: Unidentified P-38 Can Opener

Post by Digger » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:45 am

Thanks for the reply and extensive research on the mystery P-38. It seems that it is probably not a US made item.

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