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niimmm

Hi guys, 

I've recently bought this bottle from a dealer in France and he claimed it was a first war bottle. 

It's plain brass that's corroded. Am I correct in thinking that first war bottles were blue enamelled steel. 

Any opinions on this will be appreciated. 

Simon 

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Torrey McLean

Hello, Simon - It is indeed a British WWI water bottle.  It is much less common than the blue enamel water bottle, but photographs and field recoveries reveal that it was used in France.  I have seen photographs showing it carried by enlisted men, and I have a leather-covered one in my collection that I suspect was carried by an officer.  I don't know whether or not they were private purchase; perhaps another member can inform us.  Regards, Torrey 

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GRANVILLE

I'm intrigued. Why would you have the top of it lift away, as this would render it incapable of holding water? I suppose the solder could have failed but it doesn't look as though it has in the photos. The body looks very much like that used for the SBR filter box? 


David

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gronksmil

Hi Simon, it is ww1 Bottle,Water,Pattern 1915 Dismounted Services. If you can get a copy of Campaign 1915 by Chris Pollendine

you will see it on page 175.It is a most excellent and useful book. Mike.

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niimmm
Posted (edited)

Thank you for all your replies. Much appreciated. 

 

That book you told me about is above my finances is there any chance you can take a scan of the page. Many thanks. 

 

Simon

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Gunner Bailey
6 hours ago, GRANVILLE said:

I'm intrigued. Why would you have the top of it lift away, as this would render it incapable of holding water? I suppose the solder could have failed but it doesn't look as though it has in the photos. The body looks very much like that used for the SBR filter box? 


David

 

I'd say the solder failed after 100 years. Not bad for something probably designed to have a service life of months.

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battle of loos

good evening,

 

this water bottle  is from Pattern 1915.

 

Here is an identical one found in Loos.:

 

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I had the opportunity to find several on the  Loos battlefield .

 

definitely in service with the New Army.

 

regards

 

michel

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battle of loos

good evening,

 

what's the title for this book.

 

thank's

 

regards

 

michel 

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Grovetown
25 minutes ago, battle of loos said:

good evening,

 

what's the title for this book.

 

thank's

 

regards

 

michel 

 

http://www.militarymode.co.uk/campaign-1915/#1

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Campaign-1915-2-Chris-Pollendine/dp/1634524039/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=pollendine&qid=1559929885&s=gateway&sr=8-3

 

Cheers,

 

GT.

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battle of loos

Good evening,

 

Thank you very much for the link.
a good gift idea

 

Kind regards

 

Michel

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