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« on: April 19, 2016, 01:24:44 PM »
So I recently stumbled across a cool find at a local flea market. Turns out I bought a little piece of history without even knowing. My full write up with pictures can be seen on the blog http://www.livinthelitelife.com/2016/04/cool-gear-find/

I love anything old and unique so to find out that I ended up getting a true piece of WW2 history by shear luck is cool.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 07:39:23 PM »
Interesting, my brother helped his neighbor move and was given an officers kitchen set and a set of gas lanterns, both were in the wooden transportation box. The stuff is still out there, sometimes even a blind chicken gets a piece of corn.  8^)

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 10:19:40 PM »
Nice find.  I have a old folding field table that is a great item too.

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 09:29:57 AM »
Y'know, I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out that that basic design hadn't changed since the Civil War.
Chuck Haacker, Madison, Wisconsin
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 09:48:50 AM »
It is a real testament to the idea of keeping things simple and function oriented. This box is really quite simple with some steel flat stock hardware. I wouldn't be surprised either @check893 if this same concept has been around for far longer.
Why bother reinventing the wheel :)