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MODEL 1890 SPANISH AMERICAN WAR ERA ROUND MEAT CAN OR MESS KIT:  Introduced to replace the Model 1874 Meat Can, this round Model 1890 Meat Can was introduced immediately before the Spanish American War and provided the soldier with a larger frying pan and plate, thought to be more utilitarian.   

I have the following examples available, each listed below with accompanying photographs.

 

NO. 1  MODEL 1890 MEAT CAN:  This very nice solid specimen shows no corrosion, no misshaping, only minor handling dents, has a fully functional locking handle, and still retains much of the original tin plating.  The plating on the bottom of the pan section and on the interior of both the pan and the plate retain almost all of the original bright tin finish. The red coloration seen in the photograph of the top surface is not active corrosion as it appears to be, rather it is an anomaly of digital photography, just one of the "ghosts" with which I have to contend on occasion.  That surface has the correct uniformly gray-green color of aged tin. 

As an added value, the handle of this meat can features the stamped “US” surcharge - not regularly found on these Spanish American War meat cans.  Overall this is a very nice specimen.  (0207) $175

 

NO. 2  MODEL 1890 MEAT CAN:  This solid specimen shows no corrosion, no misshaping, only minor handling dents, has a fully functional locking handle, and still retains much of the original tin plating.  Not all of these meat cans were surcharged with the “US” stamp on the handle, as were the Model 1874 Meat Cans, and this example does not have that stamping.  Overall this is a very nice specimen.  (0226) $150

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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