Kit, Mess

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Description Model 1910 Meat Can, Utensils and Cup: A: bottom of aluminum meat can has oval shape with folding handle to form a skillet; B: top of meat can is oval and has riveted ring and forms a bread plate C: aluminum cup (not part of mess kit) with folding zinc handle and kidney shape to receive canteen; D: tin coated steel fork E: tin coated steel spoon F: tin coated steel knife with aluminum handle.

Adolph Castonia enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard in 1917. Company F, became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division during World War I. Because of his blacksmith experience making horseshoes, he was made Ferrier. He also drove ammunition wagons. He was able to speak French, and was often in demand of his comrades to act as an interpreter.
Dimensions H-4 W-5.25 D-3.5 inches
Year Range from 1916
Event World War I
Year range to 1919
Material Aluminum/Steel/Tin
Object ID 1997.44.5
Object Name Kit, Mess
People Castonia, Adolph
Used Castonia, Adolph
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